Umalusi: Matric exams incident-free

The matric class of 2014 finally wrapped up exams on Friday.

FILE: A pupil hold their matric report card. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Quality assurer Umalusi has described the South African matric examination system as a well-oiled machine.

This as the class of 2014 wrapped up exams on Friday.

Almost 690,000 pupils wrote the National Senior Certificate exams this year along with just under 10,000 Independent Examinations Board (IEB) candidates.

Umalusi CEO Doctor Mafu Rakometsi says the exams have been incident free.

"If one paper is stolen, if it is leaked before it is written, then we are sitting with a huge problem because that paper needs to be replaced. We have not had any such experience with this examination [cycle]."

The marking of scripts will start on Sunday at 118 centres around the country and end in 10 days.

Public school matrics will learn of their fate on 6 January.

IEB results will be released on 31 December.

Follow the link to register for the EWN matric results with Nedbank.