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Final Matric Exams Conclude Without Major Irregularities


After five weeks of an exam period partially plagued by loadshedding amid a pandemic, the matric class of 2021 has finished writing their matric exam. The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that the exams have officially come to an end.

Following the recent conclusion of the 2021 matric exams, the Department of Basic Education has revealed that it is pleased that the exams proceeded without any major incident.

The Department further stated that aside from an incident in which learners were caught with crib notes and cellphones, there were no confirmed reported serious irregularities which could compromise the credibility of the exams in their entirety.

The final exam, which began 27 October 2021 was written in 6 326 public examination centres and 526 independent centres and 326 designated centres.

A total of 897 786 candidates registered for the exam, out of which 735 677 were full-time candidates and 162 109 were part-time candidates.

The Department would like to further extend sincere gratitude to officials in the Provincial Education Department, stakeholders, parents and school management teams for the various points.

Marking has been scheduled to begin on Wednesday 8 December 2021. The Department appointed over 41 500 markers to mark the scripts at 193 centres across the country’s nine provinces.

The amount of marking centres has been increased to ensure better adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

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