Marking of matric exams to start today

South Africa

Johannesburg – The marking process of the National Senior Certificate exams will get under way on Monday.

The Department of Basic Education has appointed more than 145,000 markers who will be stationed at over 180 centres across the country.

It’s been a difficult academic year for both pupils and teachers – with the Covid-19 lockdown limiting classroom time and leaving pupils to figure out online learning and home-schooling.

Over the weekend, Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga released new health guidelines to be followed during marking.

“The department has issued a new set of guidelines that are going to be used at marking centres to create a conducive environment for the markers to do their work without fear because of the COVID-19 situation,” said Education Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.

“We know that there’s a lot of anxiety around gatherings, but we have done all that we could to make sure they are safe.”

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