VAAL TRIANGLE - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says to ensure that matriculants are not compromised by the late release of the Grade 12 results. Universities South Africa has agreed to extend the academic year to the end of February 2021. Universities are expected to start their 2021 academic year in March or April next year. This, Motshekga said, will ensure that students will still be able to get admitted to institutions of higher learning on time. The Minister said this when Ministers in the Social Services Cluster responded to oral questions in the National Assembly this week.