11 MARKERS TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID – 19 VIRUS
The North West Department of Education revealed that 11 markers tested positive for Covid-19 virus since the marking process for the Grade 12 papers has started from Wednesday, 06 January 2021.
The 11 markers constitutes of nine marking staff and two departmental officials. All the markers who tested positive are from various marking centres across the province and are now released to go back home for self-quarantining. The hostel and marking rooms which were used by these markers have been decontaminated.
The Political Head of the department MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela wished a speedy recovery to the markers who tested positive for Covid 19.
“On behalf of the department I would like to wish all the markers who tested positive a speedy recovery. I regard them as heroes and heroines of our society as they sacrificed their family time and decided to support the call of changing the lives of the South African child. In our department health and safety of employees is number one priority and we will ensure that the Covid-19 regulations are followed to the latter until marking has been completed.
“So far marking is progressing very well and 70% of the candidate’s scripts have been marked. We are left with 30% of the scripts and we anticipate to complete it on Thursday, 21 January 2021. According to our observation there is no need to extend the marking days”, said MEC Matsemela.
The department has completed capturing of the school based assessments (SBA) with 100% capturing done.
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