MATRICS AD­VISED TO GET IDs EARLY

The Witness - - FRONT PAGE - NOMPILO KUNENE

MATRICULANTS have been en­cour­aged to have their Iden­tity Doc­u­ments (IDs) ready when reg­is­ter­ing for their ma­tric ex­ams to avoid un­nec­es­sary de­lays when they re­ceive their ma­tric cer­tifi­cates.

THE KwaZulu­Natal Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion spokesper­son Muzi Mahlambi said while no pupils are ex­cluded from reg­is­ter­ing for their ma­tric ex­ams be­cause they do not have IDs, it is an ad­van­tage to have an ID num­ber as it cuts out de­lays and un­nec­es­sary stress later.

“The form used to reg­is­ter for the ma­tric ex­ams gives pupils three op­tions, a pass­port num­ber, ID num­ber or a birth cer­tifi­cate num­ber.”

Mahlambi said the prob­lem with reg­is­ter­ing for ma­tric ex­ams us­ing a birth cer­tifi­cate num­ber was that when the ma­tric cer­tifi­cates are is­sued, pupils have to go to the depart­ment’s of­fices to link their cer­tifi­cates to their ID, which could be a lengthy process. • nompilo.kunene@wit­ness.co.za

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