Matric papers won’t be trimmed: Angie Motshekga
Basic Education Minister, Angie Motsekga, said this year’s matric exam papers won’t be cut down due to the coronavirus outbreak.
It is no secret that this year has been difficult for the class of 2020, from having to close schools for some time, to having to learn online. They again had to adjust to the new normal while attending physical classes.
Umalusi CEO, Mafu Rakometsi, also agrees with Motshekga and assures that his department will continue to support grade 12 pupils.
“Umalusi, as a quality assurance body, does not advocate for the downgrading or trimming down of the quality of examinations, in particular, tinkering with the content of question papers. We do not support that line of thinking,” he said.
The Basic Education Department said it will continue to provide for the matriculants.
“We launched a program that had never happened in our country, this was a matric. It’s the best that has ever been brought under one umbrella for them, it has never happened before,” said Motshekga.
“I won’t be surprised that these kids can perform even better than the previous grades,” she added.