Matric exam markers to be monitored for COVID-19

File: Matric exam marking. Unsplash/Antoine Dautry

JOHANNESBURG - Medical professionals will be on standby at centres as the marking of matric exams begins on Monday.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga released new guidelines for officials involved in the marking process.

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The new regulations will follow all alert Level 3 guidelines announced by the president.

Strict screening procedures will also be done at all 180 marking centres.

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Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says the health of more than 45,000 markers will be closely monitored.

"What we are going to do now is screen them upon arrival, check if they have not been in contact with anyone with the virus and throughout the day they will be checked to see if they are in good condition," Mhlanga said.

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"Medical professionals will be at the vicinity so that whoever needs medical attention gets it. We are going to make sure they are able to access it so that we don't have problems when people need medical assistance."

Matric results are expected to be released in February.


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