NC Education MEC to announce readiness of upcoming matric exams


MEC for Education in Northern Cape, Martha Bartlett, will announce the state of readiness for the upcoming National Senior Certificate Examinations on Friday, 14 October 2016 in Kimberley.

The Northern Cape Department of Education continues to improve appropriate standards and strengthen initiatives to deepen the maturity of the Examination Assessment system.

The department says it continues to identify and curb threats to mitigate examination and assessments’ credibility.

The MEC will also officiate the Provincial Pledge Signing Ceremony.

The rationale for the pledge is to assist with the curbing and control of examination irregularities and is an attempt to adopt a more proactive rather than a reactive approach to the reduction of examination irregularities.

Everyone attending the ceremony (except for the learners) is encouraged to dress in white and red.

The colour white symbolises, among others, purity, cleanliness and neutrality, whereas the colour red is the colour of fire and blood, which is associated with danger in cases where candidates involve themselves in any irregularities.

The theme of the pledge signing ceremony is zero tolerance on irregularities.

The provincial pledge signing ceremony will be followed by the Press Conference at Emang Mmogo Comprehensive School in the Frances Baard District.

These events are scheduled as follow:

Date: Friday, 14 October 2016

Venue: Emang Mmogo Comprehensive School, Galeshewe

Time: 10H00

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