The Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training, Umalusi, has given the green light for the writing of the 2022 end-of-year matric examinations.
At a media briefing on Friday, the Umalusi said it has completed its role of monitoring and verifying the readiness of the public and private assessment bodies to manage and conduct the 2022 end of the year national examinations.
The assessment bodies are the department of basic education (DBE), the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) and the South African Comprehensive Assessment Institute (SACAI).
Around 942 000 candidates across the three bodies are registered to write the National Senior Certificate (NSC).
The council said all assessment bodies have successfully completed registration of candidates.
Nearly 54 000 matric exam markers
It said the DBE has 923 460 candidates registered (up from 897 786 in 2021), the IEB has 13 567 and SACAI 4 951.
The DBE candidates will sit for the exams at 6 885 centres across the country.
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Marking will be conducted by 53 926 markers at 186 centres (compared to 41 596 markers at 193 centres in 2021).
The IEB has 13 567 (12 857 in 2021) candidates who will write the examinations at 232 examination centres for full-time candidates and six centres for part-time candidates.