No exceptions for schools that have not completed the curriculum - Motshekga

Minster Motshekga says the exams are national and all schools are expected to have completed the curriculum.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga talks to the media during Youth Day celebrations at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on 16 June 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - With just under six weeks until matric exams begin, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says no exceptions will be made for schools that have not completed the curriculum.

Motshekga says while there have been disruptions in some parts of the country, it's all systems go for the 2016 national senior certificate exams.

She has given an update on issues affecting the country's education and interventions that have been put in place.

While concerns have been raised over the performance of pupils in Vuwani following months of no schooling, Motshekga says there will be no exception.

"So if you don't cope, it's either you fail or you pass, it won't be any special programme for them."

Motshekga says the exams are national and all schools are expected to have completed the curriculum come next month.

"The unfortunate thing is exams are national. You all write the same paper, the same time."

The education minister says security measures have also been stepped up this year to ensure that exam papers are not leaked.