Registration closes this weekend for Matric exam rewrite

Over this weekend the last chance to register for the Matric exam rewrite will come and go.

Today, 11th February 2022, is the last day to register in person at education district offices but online registrations will remain open until 13th February and can be accessed here.

“Did you write National Senior Certificate exams in November and are not satisfied with your results? Or did you miss some of the exam sessions due to circumstances beyond your control? Don’t despair; another exam opportunity is available in May/June,” writes the The Department of Education (DBE).

The following conditions for entry have been outlined by the DBE:

  • Candidates who were absent with a valid reason (medically unfit, death in the immediate family or other special reasons)
    • Candidates who were unable to write or complete one or more of the NSC November examination question papers for reasons other than illness/injury or death in the family, may apply to write the NSC June examination, provided that a written report is submitted by the principal of the school to the Head of the assessment body.
  • Candidates who want to improve their overall achievement status, or only want to improve the achievement of a subject
  • In the case where a candidate was absent for one or more papers in the November exam with a valid reason, the candidate has to write all the papers for the registered subject(s)
  • In a case where an irregularity is being investigated, provisional enrolment for NSC June examination may be granted to the candidate concerned, pending the outcome of the investigation.
  • Candidates can only register for subjects which they were registered for in any November examination

The first criteria around poor health or death is particularly poignant as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to go on. As of today 3 634 811 South Africans have been infected and, sadly, 96 705 people have lost their lives locally.

For those who do not meet the criteria and don’t qualify for the May / June exams, the DBE provides several other options to students in this Tweet. These include part-time studies, vocational training and the Senior Certificate (SC) for out of school learners who are older than 21.

[Image – DBE]


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