The department’s spokesperson, Elias Malindi, says the Grade 12 preliminary exams began on Monday 29 August 2022, and ended with a Life Science paper on Thursday, 22 September 2022.
The department registered 43 485 learners, including part-time candidates, in North West to sit for the preliminary exams. Malindi says that the department is aware of five areas where service delivery demonstrations were a problem, causing learners to write their exams under stressful conditions.
This was said after stating that on 22 September 2022, a school in the Moses Kotane district was barred by the community from administering its final paper by protesting about poor service delivery.
Malindi says the department has advised a mitigation strategy for affected learners and they will…