Today marks the last day of examinations for the National Senior Certificate (NSC) countrywide. This is a relief for many matriculants as they will be able to enjoy their festive season after a long year.
But for the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), the job is not done yet as there is still marking to do.
The GDE has announced that it as appointed more than 9 500 markers to commence marking from the 1st December to 15th December.
According to the department, everything went smoothly during the exams except for the major irregularity where a principal is alleged to have given answers to pupils to one of the papers he was invigilating, Geography paper one.
The principal is facing disciplinary hearing and the pupils implicated will have to write the paper again this Thursday.
“The Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi expresses sincere gratitude to all officials who oversaw the successful 2018 NSC examination process. Heartfelt congratulations to all our pupils, teachers and staff for a job well done during the exams,” said the departments spokesperson Steve Mabona.
For now matriculants and the country will have to wait in anticipation for the outcome of the exams, as the final results will be released by the Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega on the 3rd January and results will be accessible to all on the 4th January 2019.