The Department of Basic Education has reportedly postponed the May/June matric exam rewrites. Exams are now set to take place in November.
The department announced that the Amended Senior Certificate (old matric) and National Senior Certificate Examination, which were scheduled to start on 4 May, will be postponed due to the national lockdown.
The exams were expected to be written by over 350 000 part-time candidates. This includes learners who did not meet the pass rate requirements in the 2019 final exams and those who want to rewrite to improve their marks.
Department of Education director-general, Mathanzima Mweli, said “the advent of the COVID-19 virus has led to the early closure of schools during the first term… This has resulted in a disruption to schooling, hence the writing of May/June 2020 examinations has to be re-scheduled,”
Details regarding the merging of June and November examinations will be communicated to candidates, including information on registration, examination centres, and timetables.