Matrics will be writing Paper 2 of language subjects including the South African Sign Language and Economics Paper 2 on Thursday. Filed Photo.
Matrics will be writing Paper 2 of language subjects including the South African Sign Language and Economics Paper 2 on Thursday. Filed Photo.

Matrics to write Sesotho, Xitsonga and Economics exam

By Zodidi Dano Time of article published Nov 19, 2020

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Matrics will be writing Paper 2 of language subjects including the South African Sign Language and Economics Paper 2 on Thursday.

Week three of the National Senior Certificate examinations is nearing an end. Subjects which are to be written in the morning, at 9am are; Sepedi, Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga and Tshivenda. The papers are for Home Language, First Additional Language and Second Additional Language.

South African Sign Language will also be written at 9am while Economics will be written at 2pm.

Matrics sat for their first paper on November 5 and are expected to finish with their exams on December 15.

So far the only glitch that has cropped has been the leaked Mathematics Paper 2. The Department of Education’s initial investigation led them to two provinces, Gauteng and Limpopo. However, upon further investigation in the matter it seemed the leaked paper went viral on examination WhatsApp groups spreading to other provinces. Law enforcement agencies have been called in to assist with the investigation.

Subsequent to the leak, the department has sent out a stern warning to all NSC candidates against cheating.

The warning said: “There are serious consequences for copying or using leaked exam papers and these include: A rewrite of the leaked paper for everyone; If you are caught cheating the examinations you maybe banned for up to three years from writing the matric examinations; if you are caught in possession of a leaked matric examination paper you may be arrested, convicted and face living your life with a criminal record…”

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