FS MEC for Education applauds matric class of 2016

Free State MEC for Education, Tate Makgoe. Photo: Mark Steenbok
The Free State MEC for Education has applauded the matric class of 2016 after no major incidents were reported during the course of the National Senior Certificate Examinations (NSC) that started on October 19.

Tate Makgoe thanked the approximately 29 000 full-time and 32 000 part-time Free State learners for sticking to high moral standards during the examinations that came to an end yesterday with Agricultural Management Practices and Design.

Makgoe says he hopes the class of 2016 can make the province proud when the results are announced on January 5.

“There has been no incidents of copying of papers being leaked, I think the program that we implemented in the beginning of the year, where learners were encouraged to stick to high ethical morals, actually worked. I hope the results will place the Free State province as number one in the country again,” says Makgoe.

The marking of question papers in the Free State province will start on 2 December and conclude on 14 December.

Meanwhile, Northern Cape Education spokesperson, Geoffrey van der Merwe says the department has taken all the necessary steps to ensure the marking of question papers are credible and a true reflection of the results.

“We are satisfied in the manner the examinations were administered. The marking of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations papers will commence tomorrow and conclude on December 15. Three marking centres will be used for the marking process,” says Van der Merwe.

-Mark Steenbok