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Re-modelling of ANAs will only be effective in 2016, says DBE

Annual National Assessments (ANAs) have begun in some parts of the country, while five teacher unions continue to boycott them, citing concerns over their value and administration.

The ANAs have proceeded in some schools and we have allowed them to conduct the assessments between now and Friday, 4 December.

Elijah Mhlanga, DBE spokesperson

Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said the ANAs would continue in their current format for the year, adding that revised assessments would only be implemented in 2016.

Listen to the full conversation from The Midday Report with Stephen Grootes:


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