Basic Education on National Senior Certificate examinations

NSC examinations enters fifth week

The National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations are progressing well as learners enter their fifth week of this year’s examination period.

This week learners will be sitting for History Paper 2, Business Studies and Afrikaans among others.The Department is pleased to report that examinations are proceeding well without any major incidents thus far.

In some instances community protest action has been reported and has threatened to disrupt examinations, but thankfully these did not materialise and examinations have continued uninterrupted across the country.

It must be emphasised however that these types of actions do put unnecessary pressure of the Grade 12 learners who are writing and cause untold stress and anxiety during this already stressful period. We once again call upon civil society organisations to be mindful of our Matriculants during this period and do all in our collective power to ensure the Grade 12’s are able to attend their examinations without any threat or hindrances.

The examinations conclude on the 28th of November and marking will commence in earnest around the country at a total of 144 marking centres shortly thereafter. The department has enlisted the services of 44 911 markers around the country to mark the scrips of 802 636 candidates, 634 527 of those who are fulltime learners.

The Minister will announce the pass mark for the class of 2017 on January 4th next year, thereafter learners will be able to access their results at their school or examination centre on the morning of the 5th of January 2017.

Source: Government of South Africa