South Africa 7.11.2014 11:00 am

Matric exams progressing well despite minor incidents

FILE PICTURE: Matric students sit for their first matric exam. Picture Phumlani Thabethe

FILE PICTURE: Matric students sit for their first matric exam. Picture Phumlani Thabethe

The national Department of Basic Education says the year end matric exams are progressing well, despite minor incidents reported in some areas.

Speaking to The Citizen, spokesman for the department Elihjah Mhlanga said among the incidents reported, included a pupils who was caught with crib notes, pupils arriving late for the exams, while others arrive without Identity Documents (IDs).

“The candidate with crib notes is from KwaZulu Natal and all the procedures are being followed to deal with the matter as it is a serious one.

“Apart from these incident, we have been receiving reports daily from all examination centres and at this stage everything is going well according to plan,” Mhlanga said.

At least 551 656 full time and 135 259 part time candidates are sitting for the exams taking place across more than 8 110 exam centres.

Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to officially announce the results on January 5 next year.

 

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