Ministry of Education ready for NSC exams 2022
Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane recently held the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) Exam Pledge Signing Ceremony at BB Mnyathaza Secondary School in Etwatwa, ahead of the start of the NSC exams on October 31st.
Signing the Pledge serves as an indication of learners’ commitment to the NSC Examination Code of Conduct that they will be honest, not cheat or use prohibited material in examination rooms, and will not not compromise the integrity of the exams.
Chiloane said 138,877 full-time learners will take the exams in Gauteng, up from 132,869 last year.
“The department has trained and formally appointed head proctors for the 1,018 examination centers to administer the 2022 NSC examinations. We have appointed service providers to strengthen security in the districts, such as armed escorts, response units and CCTV cameras. »
Chiloane said that Eskom and City Power have been made aware of important dates when the CAT and IT practice exams are being written to minimize power cuts on those dates.
“An audit of the CAT and IT laboratories has been carried out.
“Exam centers that do not have generators will procure or rent generators to avoid disruptions that may result from a power outage. The department has also rented generators to ensure backup power is available for key processes such as tagging and catching during load shedding,” Chiloane said.
The ministerial release of the NSC 2022 national results and the provincial release of the results will take place on January 19 and 20.
Grade 1 & 8 Learner Placement Update
According to Chiloane, beginning October 3, text messages with placement offers were sent to the parents and guardians of candidates who meet the placement requirements in terms of options.
“To date, over 159,070 (47.8%) unique applicants have been placed. A total of 87,608 first graders and 71,462 eighth graders were placed. A total of 173,487 (52.2%) unique applicants are unplaced,” Chiloane said.
Chiloane said placement offers will continue to be sent daily until November 30.
“We have observed through the media and our communication platforms that parents who have not received offers are anxious and panicking. We urged them to be patient as all learners will be placed,” Chiloane said.
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