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The Department of Education is inviting applications for appointment as an Examination Assistant (EA) for the July and December 2024 marking sessions.

Applications are invited from qualifying full-time students and unemployed teacher graduates to serve as Examination Assistants during the marking of the National Senior Certificate examination scripts in July and December 2024.


Preference will be given to candidates in the following categories:

  • Full-time education students who are at least in their second year of study at a recognized tertiary institution.
  • Education students with relevant and appropriate experience of examination-related work.
  • Education students with basic numeracy skills.
  • Unemployed education graduates with proof attached.

Instructions to Applicants:

  1. Only South African citizens may apply.
  2. Complete all spaces provided on the application form fully and honestly.
  3. Complete the separate form containing bank account details and have the bank verify and stamp it. The applicant must sign the form.
  4. Use your own banking details and not somebody else’s.
  5. Attach a certified copy of your qualifications.
  6. If you are currently studying, attach a letter of proof of your latest registration at the tertiary institution where you are enrolled.
  7. Three certified copies of the green barcoded ID/ID card must be attached to the form.
  8. Keep this advertisement and submit only one set of the application form.
  9. Employed persons will not be considered for appointment as examination assistants.
  10. False information, if detected, will lead to the rejection of any application or prompt dismissal if appointed.
  11. Incomplete, emailed, faxed, and late applications will not be considered.
  12. No sleeping accommodation or transport will be provided for examination.
  13. Due to the large number of applications expected, receipt of applications will not be acknowledged.
  14. Marking times are from 8:00 in the morning until 20:00 in the evening.


Submit your application forms via the District Office or at the Fidel Castro Building Ground Floor or NB Gateway Office Park.

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2024