National education quality assurance body, Umalusi, has approved the release of the November 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations results.
This was announced by Umalusi council chairperson Professor Yunus Ballim at a media briefing on Monday.
More than 890 000 fulltime and part-time candidates sat for the matric exams administered by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) last year.
“Having studied all the evidence presented, EXCO of Council concluded that the examinations were administered largely in accordance with the regulations pertaining to the conduct, administration and management of the [NSC] examinations.
“EXCO of Council therefore approves the release of the DBE November 2023 [NSC] examination results,” Ballim said.
He added that the irregularities which were identified during the writing and marking stages of the examinations “were not systemic and therefore did not compromise the overall credibility and integrity” of the NSC exams.
“In respect of identified irregularities, the DBE is required to block the results of all candidates implicated in irregularities including the candidates who are implicated in the alleged acts of dishonesty pending the outcome of the DBE investigations and verification by Umalusi,” Professor Ballim said.
The ministerial announcement on the exam results is expected to be made by DBE Minister Angie Motshekga on Thursday, 18 January, with the general result release set for the next day.