The Northern Cape Department of Education said that the mark capturing process is well under way and will be completed by Friday.
THE NORTHERN Cape Department of Education said that the capturing of marks for this year’s National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations will be concluded the day before Christmas.
Department spokesperson Geoffrey van der Merwe said the mark capturing process is well under way and will be completed by Friday, December 24.
He added that the marking process had concluded smoothly and that no Covid-19 infections or any other challenges had been reported at any of the marking centres in the Province.
“The marking of the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations concluded on Monday, December 20. We made use of four marking centres to accommodate 1,289 marking personnel. We are pleased with the manner in which our examination marking centres were functioning, especially during this time when our country entered the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. The department recorded zero Covid-19 cases across all of our marking centres, as well as no incidents that could potentially delay the completion of marking,” Van der Merwe said.
He commended all role-players for their contributions during the process.
“The department wishes to thank all the officials, centre managers, moderators, markers and exam assistants, as well as hosting schools and other support staff, for their dedication and commitment that has contributed to the overall success of this phase of the 2021 NSC examinations.
“A special word of thanks to all Covid-19 compliance officers and staff for ensuring a safe environment and to exam staff for their adherence amidst stressful conditions.”
Van der Merwe added that the matric results will be released in January 2022.
“The Northern Cape will release its provincial results on January 21, 2022, which will be followed by the Matric Awards,” he said.