DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION AMENDS FINALS EXAM TIMETABLE
The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has amended the Matric final examinations timetable today, to enable matriculants to have the opportunity to go cast their vote.
This happened after the Democratic Alliance went to parliament to request that the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga relook the scheduled dates for matriculants to start writing their their final examinations.
The DBE announced that the final exams will officially start on the 27th of October and not the 1st of November as it was initially scheduled.
“The council of Ministers of Basic Education held a special meeting where the decision was taken earlier this morning following the series of different consultations within the key stakeholders in the Basic Education Sector. Changes were necessitated by the local government elections which will take place on the 1st of November. Learners eligible to vote will be able to cast their votes on the ballot,” explained Motshekga.
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According to the DBE, the papers English (Home Language, First Additional Language, and Second Additional Language), Business Studies Paper 1, and the Non-official languages P1, scheduled originally for 1 and 2 November will now be written on the 27th and 28th October respectively.