Monday, November 26, 2007

Floods mark final matric exam

By Anele Siwa
26 November 2007

Despite heavy downpours that occurred in the Southern Cape on Friday, matric learners wrote their final paper uninterrupted.

Candidates who were assisted by parents, volunteers and officials of the department could finish their final matric examination as for many it was the end of their school career.

“We had continuous plans in place and all matric candidates were able to write,” says Deputy Director of the Western Cape Education Department Brian Scheuder.

Scheuder added that the department has created alternative assessment centres in Plettenberg Bay.

“Only one student who’s in the farm in the Reenendal, Karatara that could not come out and write examination and we will make an alternative arrangement,” says Scheuder.

The Kysna Secondary School principal Mr Mellet Herman confirmed that a leaner didn’t write the exam on Friday.


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