Education/11 January 2022, 09:30am/ Mandla Nkosi
Grade 12 National Senior Certificate:image supplied
Bloemfontein: Matric exam results will no longer be published on media platforms, the Department of Basic Education has announced.
On Monday, media houses were issued with a notice, stating that “the usual practice of publishing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results on public platforms (media platforms) will not occur for 2021”. The results will be released on 21 January.
In a notice to media houses this week, the department’s head of communications Elijah Mhlanga cited the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) as the reason for the decision.
In a letter to editors, dated 10 January, Mhlanga said matric results will be available at schools as in previous years.
“In order to comply with the provisions of the POPIA, the usual practice of publishing the National Senior Certificate (NSC) results on public platforms (media platforms) will not occur for 2021,” the letter read.
“As was also the practice in previous years, all learners will be required to obtain their statement of results from the schools they attended. In this way every learner’s personal information with regards to the outcome of their National Senior Certificate exam will be protected.”