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Directions on Marking of NSC Exams Drawn Up

December 10, 2021

Department of Basic Education

Amended Directions on the marking of National Senior Certificate examinations have been drawn up.

The basic education department published the amended Directions in Government Gazette 45611 in terms of Disaster Management Act Regulations.

The amended Directions are designed to provide guidelines to officials, educators and administration staff marking examination scripts and performing other functions to finalise the results of May/June and October/November examinations and the release thereof.

A new Direction 15A on health, safety and hygiene protocols for marking and assessments is inserted.

The Directions stipulate that, notwithstanding their COVID-19 vaccination status, all officials, markers, senior markers, deputy chief markers, chief markers, internal moderators and administrative staff must wear a face mask; adhere to health and hygiene protocols issued by the basic education minister; maintain a distance of at least one and a half metres from each other and ensure that the space they are working in is well ventilated.

The number of persons permitted at venues is governed by Regulations on gatherings for the particular adjusted Alert Level at the time of marking.

If adequate social distancing cannot be maintained, then not more than 50 percent of the capacity of the venue may be used.

Travel within the curfew hours will require a permit.

The Protocol relating to the Marking of the May/June and October/November Examinations is available on the department’s website.

The amended Directions came into effect on the date of publication.