The Western Cape Department of Education says the first day of the 2021 Matric-examinations kicked off without any disruptions this week.

More than 63,000 Grade 12s sat for English paper one at the province’s examination centers yesterday.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says her department is monitoring the situation on the ground.

Schäfer expressed her concern after Eskom announced the implementation of stage 4 loadshedding yesterday.

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The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) says it has made numerous resources available to help matriculants prepare for their end-of-year examinations.

Education MEC, Debbie Schäfer says with exams kicking off on the 27th of October, it is crucial that Grade 12s spend as much as possible time revising their work in preparation for the exams.

Schäfer urges Matriculants to access the WCED’s online-platforms to do their revision.

Access the ePortal here: https://wcedeportal.co.za/

Access the Telematics programme here: https://wcedonline.westerncape.gov.za/edumedia/telematic-schools-project

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