Circular 2/2011 Cancellation of the examination for Diploma in Midwifery (R. 254) and examination for Bridging Course (R. 683)

Circular 2/2011 Cancellation of examination for Diploma in Midwifery (R. 254) and the examination for Bridging Course (R. 683)


21 February 2011

TO ALL:Principals of Nursing Education Institutions

Cancellation of the Examination for the  Diploma in Midwifery (Government Notice No. R.254 of 14 February 1989) Scheduled for 21, 23, 25 February 2011 and the Examination for Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses Leading to the Registration as a General Nurse (Government Notice No. R.683 of 14 April 1989) Scheduled for 23 and 25 February 2011


The South African Nursing Council regrets that, due to a serious breach in security, above examinations has to be cancelled.

The South African Nursing Council learnt on 19 February 2011 that some learners had access to the examination papers prior to date on which they were due to write the examination.

In these circumstances, the Council had no option but to take the decision to cancel the examination.
The dates for these examinations will be reorganized and Nursing Education Institutions will be informed of new dates for these examinations accordingly.

The Council needs some time to put in place tighter security measures to prevent recurrence of these incidents in future examinations and final dates will be communicated to you in due course.

Kindly ensure that all the learners are duly informed of the situation. We also appeal to the learners not to contact the Council directly regarding this situation.

We sincerely regret the inconvenience and disruption this has caused the learners and the education institutions. Your support and understanding in this matter is greatly appreciated.


Tendani Mabuda
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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