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Load shedding: Matric marking disrupted, but results expected on time

Load shedding has put a dimmer on some marking, but matric results are expected to be ready on time.

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Load shedding is back in full force. Everyone is feeling the impact, including those marking the matric papers for the class of 2018.

While it is expected that marking will conclude on 15 December and the results will be released as scheduled on 3 January, load shedding has impacted some centress.

Matrics finished their exams in the last week of November with basic education director-general Mathanzima Mweli saying exams concluded without any major incidents.

However, Mweli said that powercuts have caused a backlog and disrupted marking in some areas. This issue is being addressed with Eskom, TimesLive reported.

Mweli also visited a number of marking centres across the country. Over 44 500 markers are working on getting the papers reviewed at 141 centres across South Africa, adding:

“We, unfortunately, lost a marker in KwaZulu-Natal at Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High marking centre on Tuesday due to an illness. I visited this centre to talk to markers. The province is providing psychological services and markers are continuing with marking.”

Once the marking is complete, a quality assurance standardisation procedure will commence.

Basic education minister Angie Motshekga will announce the results of the class of 2018 on 3 January. The announcement will be live on SABC at 18:00.

Matrics who failed do have options, including have their papers remarked or retaking their exams. If you’re a matriculant wondering what to do if you failed – this guide is for you.

If you’re wondering what you need to make the pass mark, we’ve got information that over here.