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Department Aims To Finish Marking Of Matric Exams Tomorrow


The Department of Basic Education has said that the marking of matric exams has continued despite a recent severe weather incident at marking. DBE officials were visiting the second marking centre where the markers were relocated.

The Department of Basic Education has said that it is satisfied with the pace and progress made in efforts to recover and restore matric exam scripts as marking continues.

Basic Education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga confirmed that all 24 590 scripts have now been found and that efforts have been made to restore those that were damaged in the storm.

Mhlanga was briefing the media during his visit to HTS Louis Botha Secondary School marking centre in Bloemfontein to check on progress made by markers, following the disaster that brought marking to a halt last week.

The incident in question is a storm that tore the roof from the Albert Moroka High School marking centre in Thaba Nchu, Free State last week while marking was still in progress.

He also commended on-site markers for moving quickly to save scripts and other materials in the hall where the marking was taking place.

The spokesperson also pointed out that there have been no other bad weather incidents that would threaten the marking process.

However, Mhlanga also said that there have been a few issues that markers in other provinces have raised such as complaints about water shortages and unsatisfactory accommodation.

He adds that some of them have been resolved and that there are support structures in place to ensure that marking will be finished on schedule.

The department appointed 45 100 markers across 193 marking centres who began marking exam scripts on 8 December 2021 and are scheduled to finish on 22 December 2021.

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