Provinces assure no exam irregularities

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Minister of Basic Education.

Provincial Departments of Education assured the public that measures to prevent matric exam irregularities have been tightened. This comes after the leakage of Mathematics exam papers in Limpopo have been reported by the National Department of Basic Education. It was discovered that learners in certain schools accessed the leaked maths paper before the paper was written.

Meanwhile, the Northern Cape Education spokesperson, Geoffrey van der Merwe, says all 136 exam centers in the Northern Cape are monitored to prevent such irregularities.

“We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that no exam irregularities occur (in the Northern Cape), especially the leakage of papers, group copying, and the possession of electronic devices. As the Department of Education in the Northern Cape we had always ensured that we adhere to the norms and standards of the National Senior Certificate examinations with a proven track record. We can ensure the public that the status quo in the Northern Cape will remain for many more years to come” he said.

The Free State Education Department spokesperson, Howard Ndaba, added that no irregularities have been reported thus far in the province, and have put in  place measures to ensure that exams run smoothly.

Katleho Morapela/ Courant News

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