No delays expected for release of 2021 matric results following damage at marking centre

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The Department of Basic Education says there will be no delay in releasing the 2021 matric results. This is after a storm on Wednesday which damaged a marking centre in Albert Moroka High School in Thaba Nchu in the Free State.

Basic education Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga says there were 16 000 business studies and 9000 accounting two papers at the marking centre which serves the entire province.

The roof of the school hall, a classroom, a block of toilets and old staff room building were damaged.

Mhlanga says the marking centre has been relocated to Bloemfontein’s Louis Botha Secondary School.

“We don’t expect that there will be delay in the release of the results because work is continuing and the expected end date for marking is December 22. We believe that we still have time. We will then go through processes of checking irregularities including this one.”

“So we are currently going through everything, detail by detail, to see exactly how many scripts were here, how many were marked and captured, how many were marked and not captured and how many were not marked at all,” explains Mhlanga.

Video: One injured after storm destroys matric exams marking centre in the Free State