Umalusi denies withholding 2016 grade 12 certificates

A listener has sent an email, reaching out to CapeTalk's Afternoon Drive host, John Maytham for assistance with students who have not yet received their grade 12 certificates from 2016.

The email reads:

_Hello John.

I was asked to intervene by the principal of Malibu HS. This is the response I got. But what is even more worrying is the last sentence; referring to only the WC has certified its 2016 results. This means that no learner in the other provinces has received their NSC certificates yet. And it's almost July 2017. Now what do you think of this?

Kind regards. Errol

Lucky Ditaunyane, Senior Manager, PR and Communications at Umalusi says they have dispatched certificates across all nine provinces. Ditaunyane says the distribution process entails Umalusi receiving certification requests from all provinces.

These come in the form of certification data sets which are then submitted to Umalusi. Based on the data sets we will conduct our own quality assurance processes and then issue certificates accordingly.

Lucky Ditaunyane, Senior Manager, PR and Communications at Umalusi

To a large extent, this sort of thing depends on how quickly the provinces are able to conduct their own data capturing on examination systems and quality assurance prior to submitting to Umalusi.

Lucky Ditaunyane, Senior Manager, PR and Communications at Umalusi

The delay comes with provinces taking longer than usual to submit their requests to Umalusi, he explains. They are quick to process data for the purpose of certification. He says that the outstanding provinces are Limpopo, Northern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

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