Monday, October 26, 2009

2009 matric exams kick off

By Kim Saulse
26 October 2009

It’s all systems go for this year’s matric exams despite a paper leak in Mpumalanga.

The Department of Basic Education says it is ready for the
581 573 full time candidates who are expected to sit for this year’s exam.

197 papers will be written. It is the second year that matriculants will write exams based on the national curriculum statement which does not have higher or standard grade.

The first will be Arabic, German, Portuguese and Hebrew, first and second additional languages, as well as Electronic Technology.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says she is confident the matric pass rate will improve this year.

Meanwhile, MEC for Education in the Western Cape Donald Grant has expressed his message of luck to all matrics.

“To everyone who is writing, you are in our thoughts and prayers, and we will be rooting for you.

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