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Will matric results 2022 be published in newspapers?

Priscilla Ogunbanjo, Director of the Department of Education for National Assessment and Common Examinations, said consent forms were sent to all students at the beginning of the year to obtain consent to publish their results in news publications.

The Class of 2022 had a tough build-up to matriculation. They bore the brunt of Covid-19, which disrupted two years of study, leading to the Department of Basic Education (DBE) redoubled efforts in preparing for the exams.

755 981 full-time students and 167 479 part-time students, a slight increase from 2021, started taking the exam on 31 October 2022.

How will results be published?

DBE informed that the exams will end on 7th December 2022.

On January 19, 2023, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshega will announce the results of matriculants. The result will be published officially on 20 January 2023.

Due to the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI Act), parents and students will have to sign a consent form for publication of National Senior Certificate (NSC) results in newspapers and other media platforms, the department said.

“These have been signed and the responses are in the process of being captured in the Integrated Examination Computer System (IECS),” Ogunbanjo told Parliament at a briefing last Friday.

Only the results of those who consent will be published publicly.

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Alternatively, you can go to the DBE website and enter your exam number and fill your personal details. Some results may not be available due to technical issues.

“Candidates are requested to obtain the result statement from the school/centre where they have appeared,” the department said.

Expect poor matric results

There are fears that the matric class of 2022 – after two tumultuous years leading up to their exams – will have a lower pass rate than previous years.

Education organizations have emphasized how students should slowly recover this year and return to normal uninterrupted studies, including attending classes on a full-time basis.

The prolonged loadshedding crisis and the latest water shortage hampered their exam preparation.

Hendrik Makaneta, deputy chairperson of non-profit education organization Foundation for Education and Social Justice, said Eskom’s rolling blackouts would hit public schools the hardest, especially in rural areas and townships.

“Constant load shedding in these communities will definitely affect the exams negatively as it is clear that most of the students are based in poor rural communities and lack of electricity makes it completely difficult to prepare for the exams,” Makaneta said.

Motshega said the department continues to liaise with Eskom to deal with the risks posed by load shedding during examinations.

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