We are deeply disappointed by SANTACO Western Cape’s decision to undertake strike action, as it will have a serious impact on our learners writing end-of-year exams, and our matric exams in particular.
Two high enrolment subjects – Life Sciences and Geography – are being written on Monday and Tuesday, along with a number of smaller subjects. 32 868 candidates are due to write exams on Monday, and 27 154 on Tuesday.
The Western Cape Education Department is taking steps to mitigate the impact of the transport strike.
We have contacted all of our exam centres regarding contingency plans, and sent every individual matric candidate an SMS urging them to make alternate transport plans before Monday.
Our schools have put plans in place to assist candidates if they…