KZN fully prepped for Matric Examinations 2019
All systems go for the grade 12 National Senior Certificate examinations, which will commence on 23 October until 28 November.
A statement released by the Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal says that they are ready to conduct the end of the year examinations, with about 1763 centres of which 1700 are public schools and 63 are independent schools.
“The province registered 183 808 candidates for the 2019 NSC examinations of which 148 493 are full-time candidates and 35 315 are part-time candidates. The total number of papers to be written is 112 in 61 subjects”.
In 2018 KZN achieved a 63.4% pass rate for progressed matrics, the overall pass rate of 76.2%, the 121 schools with 100% passes and the 3.3 percentage point increase from the previous year. The province hopes for an improvement in the overall pass percentage of all twelve districts by a minimum of 5% which will make the 80% pass rate and wants to increase the number of schools achieving a 100% pass rate.
Percy Ngubane, a high school teacher at Siphephele Secondary School says the department has provided with everything that learners might need in preparations for exams.
The department is confident that they have done everything to ensure that they improve learner’s future towards a better life.