The North West Department of Education is ready to administer the year – end examinations for the class of 2022.

A total of 48 808 candidates have been registered of which 44 605 are full time and 4 203 are part time.

Candidates will write in 444 centres inclusive of 21 independent schools and 4 centres for inmates and special needs learners.

To ensure all matriculants are ready, all districts conducted extra classes for five weekends in February and March to bridge the content gap of learning losses emanating from the rotational timetable of Grade 11.

Both winter and spring vacation camps focused on revision to further close learning gaps and targeted 68% of learners from all vulnerable schools (underperforming, semi-performance, schools showing declining performance, new grade 12 learners) and learners at risk.

School Based Assessment was provincially conducted in July and September for selected subjects to ensure compliance with stipulations.

The 2021 exam diagnostic reports were mediated with teachers to take note of areas that challenge learners in all subjects.

In collaboration with media houses, from the month of April lessons were given to learners on the Setswana prescribed literature.

Radio lessons were arranged to prepare learners for the preliminary examinations in accordance with the time table of the exam. These gave learners tips on the structure of the paper and how to approach questions for maximum score.

The MEC for Education in the North West Mmaphefo Matsemela believes the class of 2022 will give the province a good score above the 80 percent pass.

“As the province we really gave much preparation to the class of 2022. I have no doubt that this class will give us a target of 85 percent pass rate with 39 percent bachelor pass. This we know is doable because we capacitated our learners well enough. Our dedicated teachers have spent enough time to teach learners in class, administer study camps during school breaks, weekend classes in some instances, radio lessons as well our telephonic teacher-learner program Dial-A-Tutor.

“Just during the spring break we held spring camps where our learners took the last lap to bridge the content gap with other learners and our esteemed teachers were helpful. I am thankful to the teachers who continue to dedicate their time for the great benefit of these learners.

“ All schools participated in the Ngwana sejo o a tlhakanelwa revision programme that provided practice for learners on past question papers, revised on the frequently asked questions, point to areas where learners are able to collect easy marks and identification of all low order questions in all the high weighted content and to familiarise learners with the structure of the question papers and response to assessment instructions (where the structure has changed use exemplars)”, said Matsemela.

Printing of the end of the year question papers is in progress under secure environment.
47 secured storage, nodal and distribution points were identified throughout the province.
To ensure quality assurance, distribution and storage of examination papers will be secured by appointed security personnel.

Strong room managers were trained from 11 to 14 October 2022 and vetting of all officials involved in exams processes was done by State Security Agency.

School invigilators and chief invigilators were trained by Wednesday, 12 October 2022 and training of 512 monitors was from Monday 24 October and will be completed by Friday, 28 October 2022.

Marker selection process was done during the first semester and marking will start from the 7th to the 22nd of December 2022 in 22 marking centres across the province.

On Monday, 31 October 2022, MEC Mmaphefo Matsemela will monitor the first day of the matric examinations in Madibeng Sub – district at the following schools namely; Brits Hoerskool, Madiba a Toloane and Ikatisong Secondary School.

For more information please contact:
Elias Malindi
NW Education Spokesperson
072 892 8399

Author: tkhechane