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Tight security in place at WC matric marking centres

The marking process started at the weekend and will continue until next Monday.

FILE: Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schafer. Picture: Chanel September/EWN

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Education Department (WCED) MEC Debbie Schafer says stringent security measures have been implemented at matric exam marking centres across Cape Town.

Schafer today visited the main centre, where more than 800,000 scripts are being marked.

The marking process started at the weekend and will continue until next Monday.

The WCED appointed more than 3,600 markers this year.

Schafer says the results will be released on 6 January.

"The security measures are very tight at the facilities. The measures in place are working and are effective. Nobody, who has not been given specific permission, does not have an entrance permit, or who who is verified by somebody who has such a permit, will be allowed into the facilities."

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