In accordance to the report, the Senior Certificate as well as the National Senior Certificate Examinations got underway on Wednesday in the Western Cape and are scheduled to run until the 7th of July 2021.
Debbie Schäfer , who is the MEC for Education in the Western Cape reportedly wished all the best for the candidates who are taking their examinations .
She also made a plea for the members of the community to respect the candidates and let them complete their examinations without any disruptions. This comes as the Covid-19 daily infections are on the rise in South Africa.
In 2020 , some schools were forced to shut down by some community members in different parts of the country of South Africa when the second wave of Covid-19 infections hit the country.
As it is , the daily Covid-19 infections are on an increase .The MEC for Education in the Western Cape is reported to have indicated that every candidate deserved an opportunity to write the examinations nomatter the situation.
She would reportedly add that any disruption would negatively affect the candidates. In accordance to the report, the Western Cape has 27 506 candidates who made their registrations for the June Examinations.
It is revealed that there are 12 605 of the candidates are those who sat for the 2020 examinations.They are reported to be re-writting as part of their efforts to improve their results.
The good news is that there are also adults and people who are no longer going to school. The number of these is reported to be 14 901 .
In accordance to the information which is reported to have been availed by the Western Cape Department of Education, there are 900 invigilators who will be monitoring the June examinations .
The eight education districts in the Western Cape will be having 217 examination centres.The education MEC is reported to have added that the Covid-19 protocols would be adhered to during the entire period of the June Examinations.
She reportedly said that these include the wearing of masks, social distancing , the sanitising process as well as the daily screening process.
It was also added that the invigilators were trained in 2020 and that there were refresher sessions that were carried out with those invigilators before the examinations got started.
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