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Matric learners who missed exams have been given a second chance to rewrite. Image: Pixabay

CONFRIMED: Matric learners to rewrite exams they missed

A number of matric learners missed their exams due to a number of reasons. They have been granted permission to rewrite.

matric learners Mpumalanga

Matric learners who missed exams have been given a second chance to rewrite. Image: Pixabay

The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that matric learners who missed their National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams will be rewriting the exams they missed. 

Service delivery protests and other disruptions for which learners were not responsible marred mostly the first week of exams. Provincial education departments then requested that the national department of education grants the learners a second chance. 


Provincial education departments provided several reasons why particular matric learners missed their exams. They range from technical glitches to community protest actions; some pregnant learners were not allowed to write, while others missed the exams due to their Principal’s actions. 

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The Department of Basic Education said it assessed the requests from provincial education departments, and in instances where the provinces provided valid reasons which were not of the learner’s doing and together with Umalusi, they granted permission a rewriting opportunity in the following selected subjects: 

  • In Mpumalanga, learners will rewrite Mathematics Paper 2
  • In Eastern Cape, learners will rewrite Mathematical Literacy Paper 1
  • Eastern Cape, North West, and Mpumalanga matriculants will write Mathematical Literacy Paper 2
  • Gauteng matric learners will write Economics Paper 1
  • Limpopo and Eastern Cape will write English First Additional Language Paper 1 
7 December 202209:00Computer Applications Technology Paper 1

Information Technology Paper 1 
7 December 202214:00Mathematical Literacy Paper 1 
8 December 202209:00Mathematics Paper 2Mathematical Literacy Paper 2English First Additional Language
8 December 202212:00Economics Paper 1 
Source: DBE

The department said Monday, 5 December, will be day 28 of the 30-day examination in which 215 of the 222 question papers have already been written. 

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