South Africa Government

10/21/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/21/2021 04:39

Basic Education hosts pledge signing ceremonies in Bethlehem and Mothibistad, 22 Oct

Department Basic Education Minister and Deputy Minister to host pledge signing ceremonies in Bethlehem, Free State and Mothibistad, Northern Cape

Minister Mrs Angie Motshekga and Deputy Minister Dr Reginah Mhaule of the Department of Basic Education, will tomorrow Friday 22 October 2021 host a National Senior Certificate (NSC) Pledge Signing Ceremonies at Tiisetsang Secondary School, in Bethlehem, Free State and Thabo Moorosi Hall in Mothibistad in the John Taolo Gaetsewe Education District in Northern Cape, respectively.

There are seven hundred and thirty-five thousand, six hundred and seventy-seven (735 677) full-time candidates sitting for the 2021 NSC Exams, an increase by one hundred and twenty-eight thousand, four hundred and fifty-one (128 451). This is the third Matric exam to happen under the COVID-19 environment; and the DBE had to make changes, to mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on teaching and learning.

Minister Motshekga will be joined in Bethlehem by the Free State Education MEC, Dr Tate Makgoe and the Northern Cape MEC of Education will join the Deputy Minister Dr Mhaule in Mothibistad in the John Taolo Gaetsewe Education District.

Members of the media are invited to attend the NCS Pledge Signing Ceremonies as follows:

Pledge Signing Ceremony with Minister Motshekga and MEC Dr Makgoe:
Date: Friday, 22 October 2021
Time: 10h00
Venue: Tiisetsang Secondary School, Bethlehem, Free State

Pledge Signing Ceremony with Deputy Minister Dr Mhaule and MEC Monakali:
Date: Friday, 22 October 2021
Time: 08h00
Venue: Thabo Moorosi Multi-Purpose Centre, Mothibistad, Northern Cape