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KZN Premier and Education MEC to monitor matric exams in the uMlazi District amid load shedding

Concerns have been raised about the impact of load shedding on the matric exams. File picture

Concerns have been raised about the impact of load shedding on the matric exams. File picture

Published Nov 10, 2021

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DURBAN - The premier of KwaZulu-Natal, Sihle Zikalala, joined by MEC for Education Kwazi Mshengu, will visit uMlazi tomorrow to monitor the progress of the National Senior Certificate examinations in the district.

KZN has the largest number of candidates who are undertaking their examinations with more than 201 000 full-time and part-time candidates, in comparison to the past six years in the province.

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The visit from the premier comes after concerns were raised about disruptions to the exams after Eskom implemented load shedding this week. Education stakeholders voiced their concerns about the impact of the power cuts on pupils especially during their study time for the exams.

The visit is due to take place tomorrow at Umlazi Commercial High School.

Eskom reduced load shedding to stage 3 cuts from 5am today after it said that there had been progress as the emergency generation reserves have showed significant progress over the past few days. It said stage 3 would last until 5am on Friday, and thereafter shift to stage 2.

Concerns have been raised about the impact of load shedding on the matric exams. File picture

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