2022 NSC exams begin

2022 NSC exams begin

As the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations begin today, the Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, states that the department has increased security at all points in the question paper chain.
In all nine provinces, grade 12 students are sitting for the NSC tests from today through December 7, 2022.
Motshekga and Matome Chiloane, MEC for Education in Gauteng, are observing the start of the National Senior Certificate examinations in Mamelodi, Tshwane.
Motshekga stated during a media event on Sunday that the number of full-time enrollments increased gradually in 2022.
She stated that the department has gone to considerable measures to guarantee that the examinations are conducted without error.
“All students taking the NSC examinations and their parents have signed a ‘Commitment Agreement’ to uphold honesty and refrain from participating in examination irregularities. The agreement commits the students and their parents to observe the examination’s regulations.
“In accordance with this agreement, students and parents must immediately report any irregularity-related information to the school principal or the DBE hotline. If they are suspected of being involved in a dishonest act, they must also turn over their cell phones and any other linked gadgets, the minister added.
Motshekga stated that students are instructed on all examination norms and regulations as well as the repercussions if they are caught in exam irregularities.
Load shedding
The Minister stated that the department continues to maintain close communication with Eskom, the security cluster, provincial Education Departments (PEDs), and other relevant stakeholders in order to address the dangers posed by load shedding and other security-related issues.
Motshekga stated, “The DBE is confidently prepared to deliver the November 2022 examinations based on the principles of fairness, dependability, validity, and honesty.”
Challenges
Motshekga, along by her deputy Dr. Reginah Mhaule; the Director-General, Mathanzima Mweli; and departmental administrators have been monitoring schools across the nation.
Based on their findings, the minister stated that there are “significant hurdles.”
In recent weeks, it has been reported that some institutions have refused pupils the opportunity to take the NSC exams because they are pregnant.
The Minister stated that the National Policy on the Prevention and Management of Learner Pregnancy indicates explicitly that it is discriminatory to exclude a learner from school on the basis of pregnancy.
In accordance with the policy, schools are expected to take all reasonable measures to facilitate the learner’s continued study.

If her health permits, a student who is pregnant shall be permitted to sit for national examinations. During the examination period, the school principal and staff, in partnership with parents/guardians, shall take all reasonable steps to accommodate the learner’s learning, health, and maternity needs.
Motshekga stated, “This policy went into force in January 2022, and we expect all of our school communities to comply and implement it accordingly.”
The Minister has called on all South Africans to support the Matric Class of 2022.

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