Registration for matric exam rewrites closing this week, says dept

These exams are open to those pupils who did not pass matric in 2020 and those who are not satisfied with their results.

FILE: Matric pupils writing exams. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Basic Education Department has urged all those wishing to rewrite their matric exams to register through its second chance programme by the end of this week.

These exams are open to those pupils who did not pass matric in 2020 and those who are not satisfied with their results.

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The department's Elijah Mhlanga said that the exams would be taking place in May and June.

"Time is running out, so we're talking about all those that wrote matric in 2020 and years before to make sure that they use this second opportunity to sit for their matric examination, which are due to start in the month of May."

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The Basic Education Department added that many candidates did not sit for the 2021 matric exams due to fears over the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Many pupils couldn’t write in May and June, we postponed that exam to November, October. When the exam started, they were not able to complete some of the subjects that were registered for some of them. This is an opportunity they should use,” said Mhlanga.

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