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South African Schools Act, 1996 (Act No. 84 of 1996)


Regulations for the Conduct, Administration and Management of Assessment for the Senior Certificate, 2005

Chapter 5 : Conduct of examinations

28. Role and responsibilities of the chief invigilator


(1) The Chief Invigilator is responsible for the management of the entire examination.


(2) The Chief Invigilator must appoint relief invigilators.


(3) The Chief Invigilator or his or her deputy must:
(a) draw up an invigilation and relief timetable and submit these to the district director or manager;
(b) draw up a seating plan, indicating the exact seating of candidates in the examination room. This must be submitted for each question paper written;
(c) ensure that in the examination room:
(i) not more than one candidate occupies a table or desk;
(ii) charts, including drawings, formulae and any other written material are removed from the walls or chalkboard;
(iii) candidates are seated at least one metre apart from each other; and
(iv) there is sufficient ventilation and lighting;
(d) read all instructions to candidates before the start of the examination, in the language of instruction;
(e) inform the candidates that if one is found guilty of contravening any of the rules, his or her results may be declared null and void;
(f) open the sealed envelope in the presence of the candidates, ensure that it is the correct question paper and remain in the examination room until the question papers have been issued to the candidates;
(g) visit the examination room/s on a regular basis and ensure that there are no unauthorised persons in and around the examination room;
(h) ensure that candidates are informed timeously of any equipment required for the writing of a question paper; and
(i) assist in relief invigilation.