No 'major glitches' during matric exams

Despite protests, the education dept says measures are in place to ensure exams are not disrupted.

FILE: More than 700,000 matrics kicked off the timetable on Monday when they sat for English paper one. Picture: Supplied.

JOHANNESBURG - The Basic Education Department says there have been no major incidents during the first week of the 2015 national senior certificate exams have.

More than 700,000 matriculants kicked off the timetable on Monday when they sat for English paper one.

The department says despite service delivery protests being reported in the Western Cape, Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal, measures have been taken to ensure exams are not disrupted.

Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said, "The events have been going very well, at all of our 6,779 centres. We have not experienced any major challenges that could worry us because there has not been anything to undermine the profile of the exams."