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NC matric exams ‘free of any irregularities’

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The department said it 'commended' everybody for their invaluable support and commitment to ensure a credible NSC examinations, 'free of any irregularities'.

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MATRIC pupils across the Northern Cape yesterday completed the 2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations.

A total of 12 198 full-time candidates were registered for the NSC examinations in the Northern Cape.

The Northern Cape Department of Education said yesterday that it “commended” all the pupils, parents, principals, invigilators and all departmental staff for their invaluable support and commitment to ensure a credible NSC examinations, “free of any irregularities”.

Department spokesperson, Geoffrey van der Merwe, said that three marking centres in the Province would officially open on December 1 and close on December 12.

“A thorough process was conducted to ensure that quality marking of answer scripts will take place. The markers were appointed as markers, senior markers, chief markers, deputy chief markers, internal moderators, centre managers, deputy centre managers and examination assistants,” Van der Merwe said.

The Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, will hold a press conference on January 3 2019 to release the national results. The Northern Cape will release provincial results on January 4 2019, which will be followed by the Provincial Matric Awards.