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The exams for Grades 8 to 11 in KwaZulu-Natal are set to resume today following the cessation of the picket by the teacher union SADTU, which had led to the suspension of exams in the province.
However, the National Professionals Teachers Organisation of South Africa (NAPTOSA) has criticized the poor management of schools, stating that learners have suffered as a result. Some schools were unable to conduct exams due to not receiving their budget allocations from the provincial Education Department.
NAPTOSA provincial chief executive Thirona Moodley commented, “At this time, it is crucial for all learners, and as NAPTOSA, we prioritize the well-being of the children. We understand SADTU’s grievances, as we also have concerns about the province. However, with time ticking away, NAPTOSA decided to proceed with internal exams, even if it was limited to NAPTOSA members, because the priority was the students.”
SADTU KZN calls off picket