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Eskom turns down request from Umalusi to keep the lights on during the matric exams

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The council for quality assurance in education and training’s chief executive Mafu Ramoketsi had appealed to the Department of Basic Education to speak to Eskom to pause load shedding until the exams were over

Durban Girls’ High School matric pupils were happy after writing their first English paper on Wednesday, saying it was “easy”. This was the start of the National Senior Certificate examinations. | Tumi Pakkies

DURBAN – ESKOM has turned down Umalusi’s request to keep the lights on during the matric exam period.

The council for quality assurance in education and training’s chief executive Mafu Ramoketsi had appealed to the Department of Basic Education to speak to Eskom to pause load shedding until the exams were over. However, the state power utility dismissed the request.

Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha on Wednesday said Eskom implemented load shedding as a last resort, therefore it could not accede to the request.

Despite this, the matric exams kicked off on a high note.

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