Marking processes are now in full swing across all nine provinces with well-trained marking centre managers, chief markers, moderators and senior makers being put to task on accelerating marking consignments from the National Senior Certificate (NSC) Examinations.
On 24 November 2019, Basic Education Director-General, Mr Hubert Mathanzima Mweli, conducted a surprise visit to three marking centres in the Limpopo Province where he had one-on-one meetings with examination personnel on the ground. During his visit, Mr Mweli emphasised the importance of strengthening the credibility of the NSC Examination results through the thorough application of marking guidelines and procedures. Mr Mweli said: “We have to strive for fair and credible results, to such an extent that no learner is considered for a re-mark opportunity. Thank you again for availing yourselves to assist the Department in the effective administration of the marking processes. We are entirely grateful for your selfless service to education”. Mr Mweli also thanked PEDs for investing resources to enhance marking activities. He was impressed by the security measures implemented in all marking centres.
Mr Ntlhashana Wilmot Mphahlele, Chief Director for Public Examinations at the Limpopo Department of Education, said: “Mr Mweli’s visit to the province assists us to improve marking processes on an annual basis. The one-on-one sessions that he conducts with the marking staff, including chief markers and moderators, will enhance future decision-making processes when examination question papers are consolidated at the DBE”.
Mr Mweli will be visiting several marking centres in the remaining eight provinces from 30 November to 12 December 2019.