Exam Disruption due to protest action
Statement by Bronagh Hammond: Director of Communication, Western Cape Education
The WCED is very concerned about the candidates that are experiencing difficulty in getting to their exam centres as a result of protest action affecting various traffic routes.
As per National examination regulations – we will allow candidates to start writing up till ten o’ clock. Given the disruption caused by widespread protests, we will allow learners the full time, should they arrive by 10 am. If they are unable to start writing by 10h00, we will engage with DBE to schedule a back up paper in the event that large numbers are unable to arrive at their venues.
Candidates cannot be accommodated at other centres because there is no provision for space and social distancing, additional exam papers are not available, and administrative systems are unable to accommodate them.
We appeal to communities to consider the candidates and their futures. They have been through so much this year, and such actions have extreme consequences for these learners.
Western Cape Education Department
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