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More than 794k matric learners wrote English Paper 1 on Monday, 31 October. Image: Twitter/@DBE_SA.

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There were no disruptions on the first ‘official’ day of the 2022 National Senior Certificate examinations.

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More than 794k matric learners wrote English Paper 1 on Monday, 31 October. Image: Twitter/@DBE_SA.

The Department of Basic Education (DBE) said it was satisfied with the first official day of the 2022 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations on Monday, 31 October.

NO DISRUPTIONS AS THE 2022 MATRIC EXAMS KICKOFF

More than 794 000 matric candidates sat for the two-hour English Paper 1 exams in 6800 examination centres across South Africa on Monday.

The department said there were no major challenges and despite the heavy rain in KwaZulu-Natal, there were no disruptions reported in any province.

On Tuesday, 1 November, more than 165 000 candidates will write Economics Paper 1, which is also two hours long.

The education minister, Angie Motshekga, praised the matric class of 2022 for their resilience and perseverance, said the department.

“She said the Class of 2022 was the worst affected in terms of the impact of COVID-19. She appealed to South Africans to continue to support the NSC candidates throughout the exam period, which ends in the first week of December.”

There are a total of 923 460 matric candidates registered to write the 2022 exams. The last paper will be on 7 December.

The matric pass rate has only been above 80% once in the past five years, according to SABC News.

2017: 75%, 2018: 78%, 2019: 81%, 2020: 76%, 2021: 76%.

HERE IS THE FULL NSC EXAM TIMETABLE:

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