The Basic Education Department says it’s readiness for the matric exams will be put to the test on Tuesday morning.
About 629 000 full-time matric candidates will sit for the English paper one.
The National Senior Certificate exams started officially on Monday last week with about 37 000 learners writing technical subjects.
On Monday, learners wrote “unofficial languages including Spanish and French.
Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says: “Today is a very important day because all the full-time candidates in the 2018 matric exams are writing, which is really going to test the readiness of our system.”
“We are all awake, running in different directions to monitor and make sure that all our centres are ready, all our invigilators are there and that all the question papers and answer sheets are delivered to the right places at the right time – so that everything can run according to the schedule.”