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Basic Education Department ready to administer Grade 12 re-write examinations

In a statement, the department said a total of 290 682 candidates will sit for the exams and this comprises candidates who had registered for both the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the Senior Certificate (SC) qualifications.

File Picture: Students writing matric exams. Picture: Timothy Bernard African News Agency (ANA)

Published May 8, 2022

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DURBAN - THE Department of Basic Education says it is ready to administer the 2022 May/June Grade 12 examinations which start on Monday.

In a statement, the department said a total of 290 682 candidates will sit for the exams and this comprises candidates who had registered for both the National Senior Certificate (NSC) and the Senior Certificate (SC) qualifications.

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The exams are for those candidates who wrote the NSC exams last year and wish to improve their marks in some subjects. In addition, this year’s rewrite exams were for the first time opened to candidates registered for the October/November examination, as from 2008.

The Senior Certificate candidates are adult candidates that are over 21 years and have completed a minimum of Grade 7 or ABET Level IV.

“The number of candidates for the two respective qualifications are as follows: National Senior Certificate: 165 993 and Senior Certificate: 124 689. These candidates will be sitting for the examinations at 5 236 examination centres, across the country,” it said.

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The Department of Basic Education said it has learnt valuable lessons from the previous examinations and is, therefore, confident in administering this examination successfully.

The department said it is fully aware that the majority of our pupils are honest and will comply with these rules so that we eradicate any irregular practice that may rear its head in this examination.

Candidates are requested to report any irregular practices that they may observe to the school principal.

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The department said it wishes all candidates who will sit for the May/June 2022 examinations the best in their endeavours.

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