The load shed unannounced by the bankrupt power supply led to the disruption in exam rooms where matrics had to stop their exams at dusk.
Nearly 35 schools were disrupted at the same time on Wednesday’s during loadshedding and parents, teachers and pupils were outraged at the unannounced load at the most impossible time when exams were taken.
The Department of Education is awaiting feedback from provinces on the events and the way in which they handled the power failure.
Educators are concerned that the power outage will now be used by the Education Department as an excuse for poor performance.
Phase 2, which will be applicable for Thursday and Friday, means that schools can expect a power outage at any time from 9 am to 11 pm.