Stonefountain director addresses cheating scandal

The director of Stonefountain College has attributed a recent cheating scandal at its Athlone campus as an attempt by the school principal, as well as several implicated teachers to improve the branch’s overall matric pass rate. This comes as the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) on Monday identified 46 students,[…]

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WCape cheating college principal fired

The private college in Athlone, Cape Town, where 46 candidates cheated during the 2014 matric exams, has fired its principal, it said on Monday. “Thus far, the school has dismissed the principal who was head of the examinations, and has accepted the resignation of two teachers who admitted to being[…]

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DBE investigating cheating scandal: Spokesperson

The national Department of Basic Education (DBE) is currently undertaking an investigation into allegations of group cheating at several exams centers in Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) and the Eastern Cape. This comes after both the DBE and monitoring body, Umalusi discovered ‘irregularities’ in the writing of the 2014 National Senior Certificate (NSC)[…]

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Matric cheats face three-year ban

Matriculants found to have cheated could be banned from writing matric for the next three years, the education department said in Durban on Monday. In addition officials found to be complicit in suspected mass cheating in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape could face criminal charges, basic education department spokesman Elijah[…]

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Matric cheating hearing to start on Monday

Hearings into incidents of mass cheating during the matric examination will begin in Durban on Monday, the Department of Education said. “The [investigative] team will conduct hearings, starting with chief invigilators and invigilators, and then the affected matriculants will also appear before the committee to tell their side of the[…]

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Committee supports cheating probe

Investigations into cheating at some matric examination centres around the country will help maintain the integrity of the results, Parliament’s education committee said on Tuesday. “The committee supports processes initiated to investigate allegations of copying and cheating in certain examination centres,” committee chairwoman Nomalungelo Gina said in a statement. “Such[…]

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Report into cheating expected soon: Umalusi

The first report detailing alleged cheating during the matriculation exams at 69 examination centres across the country is expected at the end of January, Umalusi said on Sunday. “At the end of this month, we should be receiving the first formal report,” said Umalusi spokesman Lucky Ditaunyane. He said that[…]

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DA calls for info on Matric cheating

The DA on Wednesday called on Umalusi to provide more information about the matric exam copying in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. “Why did it take Umalusi auditors to ‘discover’ this fiasco?” Democratic Alliance MP Annette Lovemore asked in a statement. “Umalusi was previously very vocal about the need for[…]

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