The Democratic Alliance (DA) says, today’s announcement of matric mark adjustments by Umalusi has again raised questions about the management of the South African National Senior Certificate (NSC) exams.
DA’s Nomsa Marchesi, says, of the 67 subjects considered for the Department of Basic Education (DBE) matric exams, 17 had their marks adjusted upwards – one more than last year. This means a quarter of all DBE subjects still have their marks adjusted upwards. This continuing trend raises some serious questions.
Marchesi says, unfortunately, they have no idea how large these adjustments are. Umalusi hides this information from the public, and refuses to allow elected Members of Parliament to attend the standardisation meeting.