Mbombela (Nelspruit) – Mpumalanga Education MEC Bonakele Majuba on Friday said he was satisfied with the progress of the ongoing National Senior Certificate examinations in the province.
The province consists of 68 681 full-time candidates sitting for the examination which kicked off on 30 October.
The education department reiterated that its target for this year is to achieve a minimum pass rate of 83%.
A week before the exams began all Matric candidates had to sign a pledge of good conduct.
Majuba said the province so far has not recorded any scandal.
“The department is satisfied with the peaceful manner in which the examination is unfolding up to date,” Majuba said.
“So far, there has not been anything which threatens to undermine the credibility and integrity of the National Senior Certificate examination.”
Majuba said he was confident that the exam process would continue to run smoothly.
“We are also well aware that without the unwavering support and commitment to the peaceful running of this examination provided by all stakeholders, the department wouldn’t achieve the desired objective of managing the the13th incident-free examination consecutively,” Majuba said.
“It is for that reason we remain hopeful that all will go as planned.”