WC MEC pleased with 2023 NSC exams, which concludes on Tuesday

The Western Cape’s Education MEC, David Maynier, said he is pleased that the 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams in the province, concluded without a hitch.

Candidates wrote their final paper on Tuesday, with Dance Studies, as well as Agricultural Technology. Majority of candidates ended on Friday, with Afrikaans Paper 3.

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A total of 76 903 candidates wrote the National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams in the Western Cape in 2023. Of these, 64 105 are full-time candidates, and 12 798 are part-time candidates. The written exams began on Monday 30 October 2023, with a total of 66 831 candidates writing English Home Language, First Additional Language, or Second Additional Language in the morning sitting. 123 exam papers were written during the exam period.

“The final take place today, and we are pleased to report that the session has run smoothly with no disruptions. Well done to our matrics! You have made it through the hardest part and can now relax and celebrate. Please do so safely and responsibly, so that we can celebrate the results with you when they are released in January,’’ said David Maynier, Western Cape Education MEC.

‘’We thank everyone in our province for treating our matrics as the VIPs of the Western Cape over the past few weeks. And a big thank you to our schools and officials who have worked so hard over this period to ensure that the exams were a success. We wish them the very best as we move into the marking period!’’ he added.


Done by: Alungile Njemla


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