Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga visited one of the 121 National Senior Certificate (NSC) marking centres, today.
She engaged with markers who are wrapping up the marking of scripts at the Pretoria High School for Girls marking centre. 49 000 markers were employed to complete the process of marking and Minister Motshekga thanked them for their hard work during this very tedious marking process.
“I was a marker at one point myself, so I know it is not an easy job sitting day in and day out marking these scripts. Thank you for your dedication in ensuring that the scripts are marked on time and thoroughly,” said Motshekga.
The marking process has taken place smoothly with no incidents reported that could impact the integrity of the results. The Minister was pleased with what she witnessed at the marking centre where processes could be seen to be running efficiently.
A total of 801 688 candidates wrote these examinations across 6797 examination centres across the country. Marking centres are wrapping up their work and data capturing of the results has begun.
These scripts will then be moderated by UMALUSI and the process of standardisation will begin.
The Minister wishes to thank all the officials who have been part of this examination process thus far who have done their work with dedication and integrity, often working extremely long hours under difficult circumstances. She would also like to thank those who will be sacrificing their festive season holidays to ensure that she is ready to pronounce on the results of the class of 2015 on the 5th of January 2016.
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