The Department of Basic Education announced yesterday morning (Wednesday 15 September) that the national matric exams will now start on 27 October and not 1 November.
The decision was made because of the national municipal election which is scheduled to take place on 1 November. According to the department, the change of dates will now also give learners who are 18 years and older a chance to vote.
The department says that the best interest of the learners was a key consideration in addition to ensuring that a minimum change to the current timetable was made to avoid confusion. Visit www.wozamatrics.co.za for study tips.