Umalusi Urged To Improve Matric Certificates Processing

Umalusi Urged To Improve Matric Certificates Processing

Umalusi has been encouraged to improve the waiting period for processing certificates, as Grade 12 learners have been waiting a long time for their certificates.

The Portfolio Committee on Basic Education stated “there were concerns raised over the long waiting period for processing of certificates, especially for Grade 12 learners. Members queried what were the contributing factors for the delay in certification – and how this could be mitigated.”

With delays in the printing and issuing of certificates, Umalusi gave a detailed explanation of some of the challenges with receiving final data sets from provincial education departments.

“There was some mopping-up to be done by PEDs prior to final data sets being submitted for certification. The only outstanding data sets were from KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng, Free State and Northern Cape,” said the Council.

Having considered Budget Vote 16: Basic Education, the Portfolio Committee together with the Annual Performance Plan of the Department of Basic Education recommended that the Minister of Basic Education ensure the following:

“Umalusi ensure timeous and speedy turn-around for certification of results processes.”

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