Basic Education to engage with Energy Dept to appeal for no power cuts during exams

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Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says they will engage with the Energy Department to keep the lights on during exams. The Basic Education Department has expressed concern about power cuts and cheating during exams.

This as the Matric class of 2022 prepares to sit for the final examinations, which begin on the 25th of this month.

Motshekga was speaking at the Matric Prayer Service at Kholathuto Secondary School in Qwa Qwa in the Free State on Sunday.

“When we write exams, we really do communicate a lot with the Department of Energy to say during this period, if possible, we could just suspend power cuts, but I can’t guarantee that we will be able to fully do away with power cuts when there are power cuts in the country. So, we will have to navigate our way like everybody else navigates their way.”

Matric Class of 2022 final exams around the corner:

Motshekga also told guests at the prayer service that her portfolio is one of the toughest to manage. She says the province has led robust systems that have raised the bar in education.

Motshekga and Free State Premier Sisi Ntombela were among the leaders at the Free State’s Matric prayer service.

Over one thousand matric pupils from six schools in Phuthaditjhaba were invited to join the service.