The minister said supplementary examinations will not be affected by the closure of the schools.
SCHOOLS who were not able to complete their assessments with learners before schools close on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 will have the opportunity to continue with assessments once schools reopen.
This is according to MInister of Education, Angie Motshekga who visited Kimberley on June 29, 2021 to monitor the vaccine roll-out in the Province.
“Some schools were busy with their assessments when President Cyril Ramaphosa made his announcement that schools must close on Wednesday. We have agreed that schools must be given three days to conclude their assessments. However, schools that still need to write tests will write once school reopen on July 19, 2021,” said Motshekga.
She said supplementary examinations will not be affected by the closure of the schools.
“Supplementary examinations will continue as scheduled. The number of candidates who write supplementary examinations are not as high as full-time learners. The candidates who are writing are less than 50 per subject and that number fits well within the Covid-19 regulations. There is no need to cancel the supplementary examinations,” she said.
Motshekga visited Newton primary School in Kimberley which had been identified as one of the vaccination sites in the Province before heading to Warrenton to monitor the site at Warrenton Primary School.