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Department of Basic Education continues administration of 2019 mid-year matric examinations, 27 May 2019

The mid-year examinations will continue this afternoon, as candidates sit to write Life Sciences in the second session at 14:00 today. More than 7900 candidates will write Life Sciences across 6581 centres.

The department has visited examination centers across the country, and has thus far been to Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, with officials having reported irregularities including community protests prohibiting some candidates from making it to centers, candidates writing the wrong subjects, as well as some cases where candidates arrived at examinations centers where they were not registered.

‘’The Department wishes to raise concerns relating to the large number of unregistered candidates in Gauteng, as well as imposter candidates across the Mpumalanga Province. In response to this, the Department will deploy its part-time monitors to the centers to establish the extent of the challenges and ensure measures are in place to arrest these challenges,” says Department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga.  

Candidates are reminded that the results of the examination will be released on 02 August 2019.

Extensive preparation for the conduct, administration and management of the 2019 Mid-Year exam by Provincial Education Departments (PEDs) has ensured the sustained integrity of the examinations and the DBE continues to commend the extensive work done by PEDs. The department once again takes this time to extend its best wishes to all candidates writing the 2019 Mid-Year Examination.

Enquiries:​     Elijah Mhlanga – 083 580 8275

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Written By: Administrator Account
Date Posted: 5/27/2019
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