ANC Study Group on Basic Education wishes the Matric Class of 2020 well in the Final Exams

29 October 2020

The ANC Study Group on Basic Education wishes the Class of 2020 well as the National Senior Certificate exams begin across the country on 5 November 2020. The examination is set to finish on 15 December 2020.

More than 1,1 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2020 exams. The Department of Basic Education rescheduled the examination to accommodate the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to the school year. The late start of the examination is intended to allow as much time as possible to cover critical curriculum content, and to ensure that all examination processes are appropriately managed.

As the Study Group, we welcome the protocols put in place to ensure compliance with COVID-19 rules by the department and circulated to guide the invigilators and officials involved in the management of the conduct and administration of the examination. This assessment is the final school hurdle for learners and a culmination of many years of hard work and dedication by the learners, educators and administrators alike.

The results of the 2020 Grade 12 examination will be released on 23 February 2021. The department has assured the candidates that the late release of the results will not jeopardise their admission to Higher Education Institutions.

We call on parents and guardians to encourage learners during this difficult time to study hard and stay focused and to give them as much support as possible. We believe that the department will closely monitor the examination processes to ensure that the integrity and credibility of this final examination is upheld.

We trust that this year’s matric results will surpass that of 2019. We would like to wish the class of 2020 best of luck and trust that they will go on to fulfil all their future endeavours.

Issued by the Office of the Chief Whip; Hon. Pemmy Majodina


Nomfanelo Kota

Acting Caucus Spokesperson
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