Basic education department extends registration for mid-year exams

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‘We encourage those who are interested to not leave it to the last minute to apply,’ says the department.

The department of basic education said on Wednesday that due to immense interest in the mid-year examination offering, the deadline for registration has been extended to February 18 2019.

The department said in a statement that it had been inundated with request from those who missed the January 31st deadline and still want to register.

It said students who were still hoping to register for the Amended Senior Certificate (ASC) examinations or the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations needed to visit their nearest district education office before February 18 to register.

“We encourage those who are interested to not leave it to the last minute to apply as the department will not be able to accommodate another extension of the registration period due to logistical reasons,” the statement said.

The examinations, which have been set for May and June 2019, offer students a second chance to get their matric certificate.

“This opportunity is for those learners who had previously failed their matric, or perhaps only need to write one or two subjects to qualify for their matric. Also, learners who want to improve their results are welcome to register as well.”

“For learners who had previously dropped out of school and are now over 21, they need to present their Grade 9 results and they too can have a Second Chance opportunity to attain their matric results.”

The DBE said there were a number or study resources made available to assist those who wished to take advantage of this opportunity through the Second Chance Matric Support Programme.

The department said more information on the programme could be found on the DBE website www.education.gov.za or from district education officials.

– African News Agency

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