The basic education department has noted with concern continued community protests causing disruptions in the administration of matric exams in some parts of the country.
More than 1,000 matric pupils could not sit for their final year exams this week due to protests in Mpumalanga, North West and Gauteng.
At least 1,127 pupils from six centres in Mpumalanga could not access their schools to write their exams, leaving the department with a serious decision to make.
“At six centres in Nkangala district in Mpumalanga, 1,127 pupils could not write maths and maths literacy paper 2 due to community protests. The matter is under discussion as to when will these candidates be given another opportunity to write the affected papers,” said department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga.