10 March 2021 - NW604
Nodada, Mr BB to ask the Minister of Basic Education to ask the Minister of Basic Education
What plans will her department implement to accommodate learners who (a) did not write the National Senior Certificate examinations and (b) dropped out of Grade 12 in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic?
There were 28 758 learners that registered for the examination but did not write all six subjects in the final October/November 2020 examination, which represents 4.7% of the learners that enrolled. This absenteeism rate is extremely low compared to previous years. However, all learners who registered for the October / November 2020 NSC examinations will be allowed to write the May / June 2021 examinations. These learners will be supported through the Second Chance Matric Programme, so that they are adequately prepared to write the examinations in May / June 2021.