The Department of Basic Education has released a statement to announce the postponement of the May/June exam rewrites for ASC (Amended Senior Certificate (old matric)) and NSC(National Senior Certificate) Examination, as a result, it was agreed that the May/June examination should be merged with the November 2020 examination. This was confirmed by the Director-General of the Department of Basic Education Mr. Mathanzima Mweli.
The 2020 Matric rewrites were expected to be attended by over 350 000 candidates.
“This is the matric examination which was to be written by more than 350,000 part-time candidates who include those who did not meet the pass requirements in the 2019 final exams as well as those who sought to rewrite to improve their marks.”
The May/June examination re-writes were scheduled to start on Monday, 04 May 2020 to Friday, 26 June 2020.
“The advent of the COVID-19 virus has led to the early closure of schools during the first term and the declaration of a 21-day lockdown by the President of the Republic of South Africa, commencing from 26 March and concluding on 16 April 2020. The lockdown has since been extended until Thursday, 30 April 2020. This has resulted in a disruption to schooling and hence the writing of May/June 2020 examinations has to be re-scheduled,”
“At the HEDCOM meeting of 10 April 2020, it was agreed that the May/June examination should be merged with the November 2020 examination” he added Zweli.
The changes will be communicated with the schools and candidates in due time.
“The Department urges all candidates to continue their preparations. Learning and revision material has been made available on the Department website.”