Friday, November 17, 2023

2023 NSC exams without any major incidents, as candidates reach halfway mark

The Department of Basic Education confirmed that the 2023 NSC examination papers has not been leaked.

This comes after posts on social media suggests that some of the matric exam papers were leaked, others suggesting that a rewrite are on the cards.

"The Minister of Education, Mrs. Angie Motshekga has made no such announcement about any incident related to examinations. The social media posts are a pure fabrication that are malicious," said the department in a statement.

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Thursday marked the halfway mark for candidates who is writing the NSC exams. Motshekga says no irregularities occurred within this period.

"This implies that the measures put in place to secure the examinations are working well thus far. A total of 136 out of the 231 question papers has been written and today [Thursday] is day 15 of the 28 day examination period."

Meanwhile, the Western Cape's Education Department hopes that the matric final exams continue without any incidents.

“We urge everyone in our province to continue making our matrics the VIPs of the Western Cape until the last paper is written on the 5th of December 2023!," said David Maynier, Western Cape Education MEC.

"We wish all of our candidates well for the remaining exams. Good luck, do your very best, and we will celebrate with you in January!” he added.

 

Done By: Alungile Njemla

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