Education

'It’s going to be a nightmare': Matric exams pose a ‘crisis of space’

Fears of classroom shortages and not enough people to mark papers

23 August 2020 - 00:00 By PREGA GOVENDER

Education experts and teacher unions warn that matric exams, to be written by about 1.1-million pupils, pose a seating nightmare because of social distancing. There is a shortage of classrooms, especially at schools with 300 to 400 matrics.

There are also concerns that there are not enough experienced markers. Many are aged 60 or older. Some with comorbidities are working from home but will not be allowed to mark...

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