KZN Edu given thumbs up for matric exam readiness

KZN Edu given thumbs up for matric exam readiness

KZN Education says it's pulled out all the stops to make sure that this year's matric exams run smoothly. 

Student stressed out writing exams / iStock
Student stressed out writing exams / iStock

 148 000 pupils across the province will sit for the final papers, from next week. 

The department says it rolled-out several intervention programmes since schools reopened, to minimise Covid-19 disruptions on teaching and learning. 

KZN Education's Muzi Mahlambi says they've been given the thumbs up by the national department:

"The Director-General of national has been to the province to also check the state of readiness in his own admission. He did allude to the fact that we are ready as the province from his observation," said Mahlambi. 

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Earlier this week - MEC Kwazi Mshengu said the 2020 matric learners have had to work extra hard to prepare for their finals next week.

This year's exam papers will include work that would have been included in the May/June exams.

They weren't written because of the national lockdown. 

"We lost so much time from the day the nation went into lockdown.

There couldn't be activities in school except where we were able to reach some of the learners online 

He says for others, they could not reach them because some areas in the province still have challenges with connectivity. 

"We have to do more to prepare the learners because the papers they are going to write have not been reorganised like in other grades," he says. 

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