The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has advised candidates to locate their exam centres days before they're due to write. This is in the hope of avoiding frustration and being late for the important examinations.
It has been confirmed that 290 680 candidates have registered to rewrite matric exams during the May/June examination season. These candidates will be hosted at one of the 5 236 examination centres countrywide.
The DBE revealed that 165 993 candidates have registered for the NSC exams while 124 689 candidates will look to obtain their SC.
The NSC examinations are aimed at students who did not meet the requirements to obtain the qualification in recent years or are looking to improve their performance in certain subjects. If students missed one examination for a particular subject, they will need to write all the examinations of that subject.
The SC exams are for adult learners who are 21 years old and older who have either a General Education Certificate (GETC) or a Grade 9 school report (or old Standard 7 report) stating they have passed or a recognised equivalent qualification obtained at NQF Level 1, which requires two official languages.
To ensure the integrity of the upcoming examinations, the department is calling on candidates to report any suspicious activity to the school principal at the examination centre.
“The department is fully aware that the majority of our learners are honest and will comply with the rules so that we eradicate any irregular practice that may rear its head in the examination” declared the DBE.
The DBE has wished all the candidates well in their endeavours to ensure their success in the important examination.