Gauteng Matric Exam Markers Still Have Not Received Payment

National Senior Certificate Exam Papers

Teachers in Gauteng who marked 2016 National Senior Certificate exam papers have still not received full payment for their services.

This is despite the fact that R1.3 billion was approved by the legislature to fund examination and education related services in the 2016/17 financial year.

Disgruntled teachers have informed the DA that despite having being paid a portion of the money owed to them, there is no indication from the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) as to when they will receive the balance of their funds.

Gauteng Department of Education

It is unacceptable that the GDE cannot maintain prudent financial management to ensure that it pays for services rendered to it.

The DA urges the MEC to intervene and avoid protest action planned for Friday as it will disrupt learning and teaching.

The DA will submit written questions to establish why there is a shortfall, what has the money been used for and when will the full payment be made.


Media enquiries:

Khume Ramulifho MPL

DA Gauteng Education Shadow MEC

082 398 7375

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