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Late registered students given lifeline by Education Ministry

Late registered students given lifeline by Education Ministry

The Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture in efforts to accommodate late registrations for grade 10 and grade 12 part-time candidates, on Wednesday granted a special consideration from 24 to 29 April.

In a statement from the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Sanet Steenkamp, she said that, “Regional Directorates of Education, Arts and Culture that still have space to accommodate the Grade 10 and 12 part-time candidates who did not register during the normal registration period of 2 February to 5 April are advised to register such candidates.”

“All part-time candidates who did not register for 2017 National examinations during the normal registration period should therefore ensure that they register at any part time examination centre provided there is space for such candidates,” said Steenkamp.

Meanwhile, the Ministry said that candidates be privy of the serious implications and challenges encountered in the administration and conducting of the 2017 national Examinations.

“Although granted, the extension of registration will have an impact on the printing and release of the 2017 results, which is associated with cost implications in this regard,” Steenkamp added.

Further the Ministry urged candidates in future to register within the normal registration period. “Regional Examination officials must ensure that the registration forms are received at the Directorate of national Examinations and assessment by 5 May,” Steenkamp concluded.

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