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WCED all set for matric finals

National Senior Certificate (NSC) final examinations for matric students will kick off next week and the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) is confident that it is well prepared.

We're pretty much ready to go, and our candidates and teachers have worked really hard.

Paddy Atwell, WCED Spokesperson

A total of 53 146 full time matric candidates will sit during the final exam this year.

WCED Spokesperson Paddy Atwell says that there are 452 exam centres with 17 000 appointed invigilators.

There are a total 102 different exam papers for which at least 800 000 scripts will be written and sent for marking.

According to Atwell, all exam papers are kept in a high security volt that require WCED-authorised passcodes before school officials can access them.

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