By Thys Khiba
Johannesburg – The Department of Basic Education (DBE) confirmed Matrics will now start their final exams on 27 October, after the date has been moved from 1 November to accommodate the upcoming local government elections.
This is after the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced that the local government elections would take place on 1 November 2021.
“The changes were necessitated by the local government elections which will take place on 1 November 2021. Learners eligible to vote would now be able to cast their ballots,” said DBE Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.
This was decided during a meeting by the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) on Tuesday, led by BDE Minister Angie Motshekga.
The NSC October/November 2021 Examinations were approved by the CEM in May 2021.
According to the DBE National senior Certificate (NSC) October/November 2021 Examinations, pupils are expected to write English papers, Business studies and non-official languages paper one.
Mhlanga said a minimum of change to the current timetable was made for the best interest of the learner.
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