#CoronavirusFS: Premier inspect marking centres

Premier Sefora "Sisi" Ntombela, PHOTO: PIERCE VAN HEERDEN

Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela, together with Moqhaka Mayor, Mpho Chakane, will visit marking centers on Monday to monitor compliance with Covid-19 regulations.

OFM News reports that the Spokesperson to the Premier, Sello Pietersen, says the two will visit the Kroonstad High School Marking Centre and BrentPark High School Marking Centre to monitor compliance with Covid-19 regulations – after a Civil Technology Marker at the Brent Park centre tested positive for the virus.

He confirms the province has 2 138 markers, 442 examination assistants, 23 centre managers, 23 deputy centre managers and 32 administration support staffers.

Pietersen has highlighted that compliance with Covid-19 regulations is mandatory and confirms all centres have been provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Ntombela has in a statement highlighted that the province has placed the health and safety of all markers as a priority and the government is “committed to ensuring that all 23 marking centres in the province adhere to Covid-19 regulations in order to create a conducive and safe milieu for markers to carry out this critical task without being anxious about their health and safety”.

Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have made national news after several markers at different centres tested positive for Covid-19.