January 26, 2022

Matric results will no longer be published in newspapers or online – DBE

In the past, the matric results have been made widely available with the publishing of the ID numbers and exam numbers of pupils in newspapers and on digital platforms.

Matric results will no longer be published in newspapers or online – DBE

Matric results will no longer be published in newspapers or online – DBE photo credit: Canva

Following a decision by the Department of Basic Education (DBE) matric results will no longer appear online or in newspapers.

The DBE said that the move is aimed at recognizing new privacy laws under the POPI Act which came into effect last year in July. All matric learners will have to obtain a statement of their results from the school they attend.

In the past, the matric results have been made widely available with the publishing of the ID numbers and exam numbers of pupils in newspapers and on digital platforms.

“The usual practice of publishing exam results on public platforms will not occur for 2021 exams. As was also the practice in previous years, all learners will be required to obtain their Statements of Results from their respective schools”, the department confirmed on Twitter.

Sources: MSN, Skillsportal

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