Matriculants urged to be patient

KING Cetshwayo Education District Director David Chonco has appealed to all matriculants to remain calm, while the marking process was taking place, following the completion of the matric exam last week.

Chonco praised the commitment of all stakeholders involved in the writing of National Senior Certificate.

‘I wish to thank all pupils, parents, teachers and district officials for their tireless work, this department wouldn’t achieve any of its goals if it wasn’t for their dedication. Those long hours and sleepless nights were results of their ambitions to fulfil the mandate of this department.’

Chonco said he was pleased that the district did not experience any issues in the NSC examination.

‘Inclement weather with regards to the delivery and collection of scripts was dealt with with effectively. We would like to thank all our stakeholders and members of the community for their unwavering support in making the NSC examination 2016 run smoothly.

‘We wish our learners and educators well over the holiday period and would like to remind our learners to remain calm when results are released. There is always a second chance in life and your life matters most.

‘However we are convinced that we will make a remarkable improvement in this year’s matric results, compared to last year’s disappointing showing,’ he said.

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Urging matriculants to remain calm is King Cetshwayo District Director David Chonco

Meanwhile the Provincial Department of Education has confirmed its readiness for the start of the marking of the Grade 12 National Senior Certificate answer scripts.

Marking commenced on 5 December and will conclude on 15 December.

All 27 marking centres opened on 1 December, with 66 chief markers, 221 deputy chief markers and 1580 senior markers and 9719 markers showing up at the marking centres.

The marking process will finish on 15 December. The capturing of marks and marking centres will officially close on Saturday, 18 December.

‘The Department together with examiners and chief markers and the Umalusi moderators will check the marking guidelines to ensure that they accurately reflect the responses demanded of all questions.

‘We will monitor the marking process and will deploy moderators to marking centres to ensure that quality marking is implemented across all marking centres. We are confident that the marking of the 2016 NSC examination will be successfully administered.

‘In the last week of December, a national standardisation process will take place where marks for various subjects are standardised and approved by Umalusi. Once the information is checked and verified, Umalusi will approve the release of the results. We expect schools to collect the results from district offices on the morning of 5 January 2017,’ said the Department’s Media Liaison Deputy Director Kwazi Mthethwa.

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