The Limpopo primary training division is celebrating the top of marking the 2021 National Senior Certificate examination papers earlier than schedule.
Limpopo MEC for primary training Polly Boshielo informed The Citizen greater than 106 000 examination papers for full-time and 35 000 examination papers for part-time candidates had been marked in 609 examination centres throughout the province.
“The marking of our 2021 National Senior Certificate examination papers was successfully concluded in the province on Monday,” she mentioned.
The deadline for provinces to finish marking was yesterday, in line with primary training spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga. A couple of different provinces additionally accomplished marking earlier than deadline.
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“The process was divided into three sessions since the beginning of this month.”
Boshielo mentioned her division had appointed groups of markers, senior markers, deputy chief markers and inside moderators positioned in 29 centres within the province. They had labored on the scripts of the 106 564 registered full-time and 35 596 part-time candidates.
Head of division Onica Dederen was additionally upbeat concerning the completion of the marking course of. Dederen expressed her satisfaction with the method and thanked markers for what she mentioned was a diligent work.
“I am happy that we were able to put systems in place that allowed us to complete the task ahead of schedule,” she mentioned.
“We thank our markers and all officers who noticed to the success of this demanding job.
“We are actually moving into the method of finalising the capturing of marks and standardisation.
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“We believe all will go as planned until we release the provincial results on 21 January.”
The province had hoped to realize a matric cross rate of over 70% this year. Apart from the havoc attributable to Covid, there weren’t any severe hitches that disturbed the graceful working of studying and educating in Limpopo.
According to the essential training division, Limpopo produced a 69.4% matric cross rate in 2018, 73.2% in 2019 and 68.2% in 2020.
A Grade 12 pupil, Natasha Makgopa of Masopha Secondary School in Bolobedu close to Mokwakwaila, mentioned she can not wait to get her matric outcomes.
“I have worked very hard this year,” she mentioned.
“I had sleepless nights, studying and revising all the work. I am hoping to ace most of my subjects and go to varsity next year.”