The ongoing load shedding, with no current end in sight, may negatively impact students’ preparation for matric exams.
Matric finals start on 31 October
The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Department of Education has raised concerns about the effect continuous load shedding could have.
MEC for Education in KZN, Kwazi Mthethwa told eNCA that the national minister engaged with Eskom some time this year to see if it could align the load shedding schedule with the exam timetable.
Trial examinations for matriculants conclude on Friday, 30 September. Matric final exams are set to begin on Monday, 31 October. This will continue on to 7 December, starting with English and ending with Dramatic Arts.
How load shedding impacts students
While many may think of how load shedding impacts…