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Matric exams off to smooth start in N Cape

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While some subjects have already been written, yesterday’s paper was the first to be written by all matric pupils

THE 2019 National Senior Certificate examinations got off to a smooth start this week for the more than 11 000 matric pupils in the Northern Cape after months of preparation.

The Northern Cape Department of Education said a total of 11 512 full-time candidates and

2 024 part-time candidates sat down to write English Paper 1 yesterday.

Department spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said there were no incidents reported at any of their 150 examination centres.

“We can confirm that all candidates arrived on time at their respective centres and no challenges were reported. The department declared its state of readiness to administer the 2019 National Senior Certificate examinations last week. We have all the systems in place to ensure a credible NSC, free of any irregularity. We will continue to monitor all our examination centres closely for the duration of the NSC examinations,” said Van der Merwe.

Nationally, more than 790 000 pupils have registered for this year’s final exams.

While some subjects have already been written, yesterday’s paper was the first to be written by all matric pupils.