South Africa’s Department of Basic Education has made the decision to remove final exams for Grade 10 and 11 learners, and instead replace them with controlled tests, explaining that “It’s a once-off measure put in place as they felt it would not be fair to have a full-scale examination when schools were closed and reopened. Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, however insisted that matric exam papers won’t be cut down because of the coronavirus outbreak, a decision Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says his department fully endorses.