Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department will from next year allow students who failed some subjects to write supplementary exams in June instead of March.

Motshekga says the new arrangement would also afford learners dual opportunity to achieve a National Senior Certificate. The minister says the March supplementary exams were not affording failed students enough time and opportunity to complete their matric.

“So there is going to be multiple opportunities. So that if learners for some reason are not even ready in June they can write in December when we write supplementary. So that there would be two big opportunities for learners to write even those that want to do , matric can do two subjects in June, two subjects of you don’t have your matric certificate just to have these multiple opportunities for exams. So for the first time next year it is going to be June. We have been to provinces to do road-shows because those that have to write in June next year the closing date is now in October. So they have to register now because we are closing for June next year. If they miss the date then they have to register in January next year only to write in December.”