Matric results out next week

Mary Papayya

Mary Papayya

The nail-biting time for KwaZulu-Natal matriculants will soon be over.

Education MEC Ina Cronje will release the results of the senior certificate examinations and the Adult Basic Education and Training results on December 28.

A record number of 133749 full-time and 41387 part-time candidates sat for the matric exam.

There were no major incidents or paper leaks in the province.

Education spokesman Christi Naude said the marking of scripts was completed without problems. Marking of answer scripts was carried out by about 7 500 markers. An administrative team of about 1500 personnel were employed.

Naude said district heads will check results to prevent omissions and errors two days before the final results will be released at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg. Premier Sibusiso Ndebele and Cronje will meet and showcase the province's top students.