‘Well-oiled machine’ is ‘ready’ for historic matric exams

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‘Well-oiled machine’ is ‘ready’ for historic matric exams

Exams start next Thursday and teacher organisations are confident the education dept has them covered

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Teacher unions have given the department of basic education’s state of readiness to administer the largest matric exams yet, starting next Thursday, the thumbs up.

For the first time in the country’s history, more than one million candidates will sit for the merged June and November exams, including 616,021 full-time candidates who are at school.

Briefing parliament on Tuesday on its exam system readiness, the department’s head of assessments, Rufus Poliah, said by the end of September, 45,809 markers had been appointed, including internal moderators, chief and deputy chief markers and senior markers...

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