Gauteng matric exams affected by load shedding, alternative plans in place

With rolling blackouts expected to continue into the next week, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says they are crossing their fingers during this matric exam season.

Matric exams have kicked off, coinciding with load shedding.

Panyaza says while alternative plans are in place there is major concern as all matriculants are expected to write on 23 October.

A number of pupils at various schools were affected by load shedding on Wednesday during their Computer Application Technology exam.

We are putting alternatives and we think that we can deal with it.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

We had to put alternative mechanisms of removing students from one exam centre to another.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

I am quite convinced now that we can handle it but if you have almost all your students writing on the 23rd, it is not something that you can say you can do because, with IT, others are not writing so you can easily take them from one school to another where they are not writing.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

We are just crossing our fingers but come the 23rd we don't go through this unfortunate situation.

Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC

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