Gauteng Education Department confident of matric exam readiness

MEC Panyaza Lesufi said invigilators and monitors had been sourced from their head office, districts and other education stakeholders.

FILE: A teacher hands out matric exam question papers at Moletsane High School in Soweto. Image: Taurai Maduna/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Education Department says it’s all systems go for the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations.

Of the more than 890,000 pupils scheduled to sit for exams from Wednesday, 175,599 of them are in Gauteng while more than 73,000 candidates are in the Western Cape. The last examination will be written on 7 December.

The department has given an update on the state of readiness for examinations as well as the progress of learner placements for 2022 online admissions.

MEC Panyaza Lesufi said invigilators and monitors had been sourced from their head office, districts and other education stakeholders.

He said this was to ensure that the processes relating to conduct, administration and management of the examination was fair, credible and run with integrity.

In 2020, the mathematics paper two and physical sciences paper two were leaked, resulting in a probe by the Department of Basic Education's national investigating task team.

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