Grade 12 midyear exams scrapped to make up for lost time. Matric and Mid-year Exams cancelled!
Minister Angie Motshekga says the period will be used for curriculum catch-up.

Matric and  Mid-year Exams cancelled!

The department of education is cancelling the midyear exams for grade 12 pupils to allow them time to cover the curriculum.

In a presentation to the portfolio committee on basic education on the impact of Covid-19 on teaching and learning on Tuesday, minister Angie Motshekga said the department wanted to keep the grade 12s in class for as long as possible.She also addressed issues concerning the risk-adjusted differentiated strategy and readiness of primary schools to receive all pupils from July.

“We want to make up for the loss of time and for them to cover the curriculum. They did not go on holiday in March and most of the schools are giving extra classes. The [usual] June period of exams will be used to cover the curriculum. We also have a team monitoring Covid-19 infections on a daily basis,” Motshekga said.

News24 reported that pupils from Grades R to 7 are expected to return to school daily in July under the new regulations.

According to the regulations, primary school pupils (those in Grades R to 7) must return to daily attendance and a traditional timetable from 26 July, provided that the risk-adjusted differentiated strategy is implemented.

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Schools for special needs pupils will also return to the daily attendance and regular timetables from 26 July for those in Grade R to 7.

The regulations further direct that, where practical, teaching and learning may be conducted outside the confines of a classroom, provided that all Covid-19 health and safety measures are followed.

Motshekga also provided an extensive list of contact sports that must be suspended.


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