Motshekga releases new directives for marking of matric exams

Motshekga releases new directives for marking of matric exams

Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga, has issued new directives and protocols as part of the final preparations ahead of the marking of 2020 matric examinations scripts.

Angie Motshkga

The new directives are aimed to provide guidelines to officials, educators and administration staff who are involved in the marking of examination scripts as well as performing other functions related to the finalisation of the results.

More than 45,000 markers have been appointed to complete the marking of the 14 million scripts over 18 days in 181 marking centres around the country.

Marking is set to start on Monday.

The department’s director-general Mathanzima Mweli says the safety of all staff members will be prioritised.

“This examination was administered to 1 058 699 candidates; hence the marking exercise is larger than previous exercises of this nature. The department has moved swiftly to revise the health and safety protocols to ensure the safety of everyone involved in the marking process.

“The cardinal message from the speech of the president is strict adherence to the basic health and safety protocols. In the marking centres, we have increased the number of monitors and we will visit all the centres to monitor compliance. We have made health and safety a priority for all staff in the marking centres,” says Mweli.

Read the revised directives below:

44054 31-12 BasicEducation by anastasi mankese mokgobu

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