CentralSA#CoronavirusFS: Premier inspect marking centres
─── KATLEHO MORAPELA 08:42 Sun, 17 Jan 2021
Free State Premier, Sisi Ntombela, together with Moqhaka Mayor, Mpho Chakane, will visit marking centers on Monday to monitor compliance with Covid-19 regulations.
Spokesperson to the Premier, Sello Pietersen, says the two will visit the Kroonstad High School Marking Centre and BrentPark High School Marking Centre to monitor compliance with Covid-19 regulations - after a Civil Technology Marker at the Brent Park centre tested positive for the virus.
He confirms the province has 2 138 markers, 442 examination assistants, 23 centre managers, 23 deputy centre managers and 32 administration support staffers.
Pietersen has highlighted that compliance with Covid-19 regulations is mandatory and confirms all centres have been provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Ntombela has in a statement highlighted that the province has placed the health and safety of all markers as a priority and the government is "committed to ensuring that all 23 marking centres in the province adhere to Covid-19 regulations in order to create a conducive and safe milieu for markers to carry out this critical task without being anxious about their health and safety".
Meanwhile, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have made national news after several markers at different centres tested positive for Covid-19.