JOHANNESBURG - Umalusi, the South African Council for quality assurance in general and further education and training, on Friday said they wanted the 2018 matric examinations to be conducted fairly and credibly.
“It is part of Umalusi’s legislative mandate to ensure all assessment process and national examinations that full under its authority comply with the quality standards set by Council,” Umalusi Chief Executive Officer Dr Mafu Rakometsi said.
Rakometsi said Umalusi is generally satisfied that the system is ready to administer the 2018 national examinations and matriculants will sign a pledge that they will not cheat in this year's exams and resident monitors will be sent to all high risk areas.
Public and independent assessment bodies have been hard at work in the past few months to make sure that their examination systems comply with Umalusi’s policy and directives regarding the administration, management and conduct of examinations.
"As the quality assurer for this important sector of the South African education system, Umalusi’s role is to monitor and verify the work of public assessment bodies -- department of basic education and department of higher education and training and private assessment bodies, Independent Examinations Board (IEB), the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (SACAI) and Benchmark Assessment Agency (BAA)," said Rakometsi.