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Umalusi pleased with matric exam preparations, readiness

CEO Mafu Rakometsi, however, says a few irregularities were identified during inspections.

Picture: EWN.

CAPE TOWN/JOHANNESBURG – Quality assurance Umalusi says its satisfied with preparations for matric examinations.

The body held a briefing in the run-up to matric exams. Some candidates will start examinations for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) on the 16 October, with practical examinations in Computer Application Technology.

It says almost 800,000 candidates will sit for exams this year.

Umalusi has given the assurance that preparations for the matric exams have started and its pleased with the state of readiness.

CEO Mafu Rakometsi, however, says a few irregularities were identified during inspections.

He says this will not compromise the system.

Mafu says recommendations on these issues have been made to the Department of Education and a report is expected before exams begin.

Meanwhile, the Western Cape Education Department is calling on all grade 12 learners not to cheat during their NSC examinations.

The Education MEC's spokesperson Jessica Shelver said: “In the coming days candidates across the province will be signing voluntary pledges to, among other things, show their commitment to comply with all the rules and regulations relevant to the NSC exams.”

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