Grade 12 novices all over South Africa would possibly well no longer be writing examinations in June, the Department of Unusual Education announced on Wednesday, 2 June. Right here’s in talk in self assurance to identify up the finding out time misplaced by matric college students as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.
RECOUPING LOST CURRICULUM TIME BY SCRAPPING MATRIC EXAM
Minister of Unusual Education, Angie Motshekga told the portfolio committee that the department needs to address matric novices in classrooms for so long as that it is probably going you’ll well judge of because of the impact of the pandemic on teaching and finding out.
“We want to identify up for misplaced time and for them to duvet the curriculum,” said Motshekga at some level of the presentation, according to SowetanLive. “They didn’t trip on holiday in March and most of the faculties are giving extra courses.”
Motshekga said the fragment of the interval of time, which is often reserved for the June examinations will likely be frail to duvet more of the curriculum as a exchange.
Department spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, said this 12 months’s matric novices are particularly affected by the pandemic because they didn’t enact the 2020 academic syllabus and there used to be a delayed birth to basically the most up to date academic 12 months.
EDUCATION UNIONS HAVE THEIR SAY
Basil Manuel, from the Nationwide Professional Lecturers’ Organisation of SA (NAPTOSA), told EWN that matric novices have a extreme backlog and it is of their finest curiosity to duvet the work they left out as a exchange of writing the mid-12 months exam.
The Congress of South African Students (COSAS) is uncertain of the choice and known as the department inconsistent. Douglas Ngobeni, talking on behalf of the organisation, said ample time has already been misplaced, adding that June tests are a technique for college students to gauge how well they trace the work.
COSAS argued that the department would possibly well mild have made it identified that the matric June tests would no longer be taking location initially of the academic 12 months already.