News 17.1.2016 12:10 pm

7000 matrics eligible for matric supps

FILE PICTURE: Matriculants, Mbali Mbongana(left), Banele Zaukane(centre) and Gcina Nkosi search through newspapers for their names. Picture: Alaister Russell

FILE PICTURE: Matriculants, Mbali Mbongana(left), Banele Zaukane(centre) and Gcina Nkosi search through newspapers for their names. Picture: Alaister Russell

“This provides these candidates with a wonderful opportunity to now pass their NSC.”

More than 7000 matric candidates in the Western Cape have a second chance to complete the national senior certificate (NSC) requirements successfully, education MEC Debbie Schafer said on Sunday.

“While the vast majority of our candidates are celebrating their success in the 2015 NSC, there are candidates who did not receive the results that they had hoped to achieve,” she said.

However, the number of candidates qualifying for supplementary examinations was over 7000.

“This provides these candidates with a wonderful opportunity to now pass their NSC.”

For most pupils, the NSC period was an extremely stressful time and often stress levels and emotions could get the better of some candidates, which could result in the candidate not performing at their best.

“I am pleased that many candidates will now have a second chance to complete the NSC requirements successfully. I strongly encourage these candidates to make use of this opportunity and put in their best effort to pass it,” Schafer said.

For those candidates who did not pass their NSC or qualify for a supplementary, there was still the opportunity to apply to write the 2016 NSC. These candidates were encouraged to re-apply to write the 2016 NSC.

Candidates also now had the opportunity to have their scripts re-marked or re-checked. Details on how to apply for a re-mark, re-check, or the supplementary exams were available on the Western Cape education department website – http://wced.school.za/documents/NSC-results/NSC-Results-index.html

The closing date for applications to write the February/March NSC supplementary exams was Wednesday, January 20. The exams were scheduled to start on February 10 and end on March 17.

 

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