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News reported by Angie Motshekga

It is all frameworks go for matric students to begin their tests toward the finish of this current month with a record 735 000 full-time understudies expected to sit for the National Senior Certificate tests. 

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The division of fundamental training additionally uncovered on Friday that the outcomes would be declared on January 20 one year from now, after all, cycles identified with the matric tests including the stamping of the papers and the quality confirmation had been shed. 

Fundamental Education Minister Angie Motshekga let a news meeting know that this was one more testing period for the matriculants as they actually needed to manage the Covid-19 pandemic, similar to the class of 2020. 

The tests will begin on October 27 and be closed on December 7. 

They were presented after the Constitutional Court excused the Electoral Commission of South Africa's (IEC) application to delay nearby government decisions to next February. 


We are prepared for the 2021 matric tests – Angie Motshekga 

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This constrained the IEC to move the political race date to November 1 in accordance with the ConCourt judgment. 

The division of essential schooling (DBE) had at first set November 1 as the beginning of the matric tests, yet this would have conflicted with the decisions, so it moved to October 27. 

Motshekga said the office was prepared for the class of 2021 to sit for the tests. 

"This is the third matric test to occur under the Covid-19 climate; and the DBE needed to make changes, to moderate the adverse consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic on instructing and learning," the priest said. 

"This year, there are 700 and 35 thousand, 735 677 full-time up-and-comers. This is an expansion by 128 451. That implies that the framework needs to guarantee that all wellbeing and security conventions are clung to. We have talked with areas to beware of their condition of availability, and regions have affirmed that it is all framework go."It’s all systems go for matric exams to start on October 27 (

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