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Thembelihle Mkhonza
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18 Jan 2018
2:49 pm

Last chance to register for 2018 supplementary exams

Thembelihle Mkhonza

Registration for the supplementary examinations will close on Friday.

FILE PICTURE: Matric students sit for their first matric exam. Picture Phumlani Thabethe

The department of basic education on Thursday said that those who still needed to register for the supplementary Grade 12 examinations had only one day left.

Department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said registration for the supplementary examinations will close on Friday. Learners who still need to register for these examinations can do so at their nearest district education office.

“Supplementary Examinations form part of the Department’s second chance Matric Support Program and affords candidates that have not met the minimum promotion and certification requirements, but who require a maximum of two subjects to obtain a National Senior Certificate, an opportunity to do so.

“We reiterate that candidates wishing to register for these examinations have until tomorrow to register at their examination centre where they sat to write the 2017 NSC Examinations,” Mhlanga said.

Mhlanga said the opportunity to write supplementary examinations was also extended to candidates who could not sit or finish the examination due to various reason, including medical reasons, a death in the family, or some other special reason, provided documentary evidence is provided, as well as candidates who do not satisfy the minimum higher education entry requirements or higher education faculty requirements for a specific occupation with one subject, again provided documentary evidence is provided.

“Learner support as part of preparation for administering the NSC Examinations is available through the Second Chance Matric Support Program, further information of which can be found on the Department’s website.

“Further options for candidates not satisfied with results and seeking a second look at an initial examinations script are able to apply for either a re-mark or re-check. Application forms for re-checking or re-marking of examination answer scripts are available from schools or examination centres,” Mhlanga said.

Mhlanga added that a cost of R23 was applicable for re-checking, R98 for re-marking and R192 for viewing of an examination script.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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