The countdown has begun for more than one-million candidates to begin their matric exams on November 5 with all hygiene protocols observed.
Also sitting with the grade 12 learners of 2020 will be those from 2019 who will be rewriting the exams and were supposed to have done so in June. This will make the 2020 matric exam the largest ever.
The exams should have begun in October but have been postponed to November to allow for more of the curriculum to be covered, basic education minister Angie Motshekga said at a media briefing on Thursday.
She said that the exams would continue until December 15 with results being announced in 2021. Schools will reopen on January 25 with some of the 2020 curriculum being carried over to 20201.