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DURBAN – KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Education Kwazi Mshengu has urged all examination markers to take their responsibility seriously, and know that each script represents a human being and a livelihood.

Mshengu said this as he was wishing all the province’s examination markers well, as they start their duties on Friday, December 10.
“We want to wish our markers well as they commence this very important task. We urge them to take this responsibility seriously and know that each and every script they mark represents a human being and livelihood, not only for that individual candidate, but of their families as well,” Mshengu said.

KZN has a total of 7 054 markers, 1 920 examination assistants, 1 411 senior markers, 417 marking rooms, 273 deputy chief markers, 66 chief markers, 29 marking venues and 29 marking managers.

The selection of markers commenced on May 31 and concluded on June 11, 2021.

“As the department, we have done everything to ensure that all marking centres follow all Covid-19 protocols and we also urge markers to follow all the protocols, because their safety is of paramount importance to us as the department,” the MEC said.

KZN administered an examination of 201 107 full-time and part-time candidates.

There were 178 262 full-time candidates and 22 845 part-time candidates, 1 702 full-time writing centres and 75 part-time writing centres.
The province had 6 704 examination rooms, 6 704 invigilators, 13 nodal points and 102 distribution points.

“Given the size of the province and the number of learners who sat for the 2021 National Senior Certificate examinations, it is not surprising that the marking process is also of a big magnitude,” Mshengu said.


Article written by: Gcwalisile Khanyile

Photo credit: Tes


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