Basic Education Postpones May/June Matric Exam Re-Write

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Basic Education timetable is already starting to get mixed up as the department postpones May/June exams due to Covid-19.

In a statement released by the department they said this postponement affects those who did not meet the minimum requirements in their 2019 final year mark year.

This includes those who wanted to upgrade their marks. About 350 000 of them are said to be affected by this ordeal.

“The advent of Covid-19 virus has led to the early closure of schools during the first term and the declaration of a 21 days lockdown by the President of the Republic of South Africa, commencing from 26 March 2020 to 16 April 2020. The lockdown has since been extended until Thursday, 30 April 2020. This has led to disruption to schooling and hence the writing of May/June exams had to be rescheduled” said the department’s DG Mathanzima Mweli.

The DG further added that these exams will be merged with the November exams and the plan will be further communicated with the officials in all provinces.

They urged all candidates to continue learning and prepare themselves.

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