No glitches in first days of matric finals

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pretoria – While the Class of 2013 sits for their English Paper 2 exam this morning, the Department of Basic Education has welcomed the first few days of exams as incident free.

Matrics started writing their National Senior Certificate (NSC)exams on Monday. Tomorrow they will sit for their first Maths paper.

“According to reports from the provinces no major incidents took place. As the examinations continue free of incidents the department continues to strive towards an efficient administration of the 2013 NSC examinations,” said the department in a statement.

It said on Wednesday, 88 727 learners sat for Afrikaans First Additional Language, while 50 724 wrote Home Language. A further 20 128 full time candidates sat for their Second Additional Language to write the Afrikaans examination. A total of 4618 part time candidates had registered.

Learners have taken to Twitter to express their happiness with their performance and commented on how the paper went. Learners can use the #Classof2013 and @DBE_SA to message the department. –