Umalusi: Health and safety of pupils will be prioritised

Umalusi: Health and safety of pupils will be prioritised

Education quality assurer - Umalusi - says the health and safety of pupils will be prioritised when they sit for their final National Senior Certificate exams, later this year. 

School exams

The Council says classes will be organised into smaller groups. 

The Department of Basic Education said that the combined June and November papers for matrics will begin on 5 November and wrap up on 15 December.  

The timetable's been adjusted because of the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Umalusi's stitching together the final details for the 2020 NSC exams.

READ: Over 2 million KZN pupils return to school amid pandemic

CEO Dr Mafu Rakometsi spoke at a virtual meeting on Monday. 

"Moderation will be conducted in smaller groups - observing COVID-19 protocols and occupational health and safety protocols and social distancing to ensure the safety of moderators, learners, and educators at schools."

He says schools are ready to deliver exams that are credible and fair.

"We have an adapted risk management approach which is going to abide. Audits will be carried out remotely."

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