Matric scores down, says Umalusi

Exam monitoring body, Umalusi has revealed that it has uncovered 26 probable cases of group copying during the 2015 matric examination process; this after 58 exam centres were implicated in a similar cheating scandal in 2014. The body defines group copying as any form of assistance given to a group[…]

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UWC scraps 1st, 2nd-year exams

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has scrapped its end-of-year exams for first- and second-year students, while final-year students will continue to write. UWC said it was providing off-campus accommodation to some of the estimated 600 final-year and postgraduate students who were scheduled to write their final exams. They[…]

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Stellenbosch University exams to continue

Final examinations would continue at Stellenbosch University on Wednesday despite disruptions by protesting workers and students, the institution’s Rector Management Team (RMT) said on Tuesday. The RMT said the university had taken extra precautions to strength security and control access to exam venues. “Following today’s [Tuesday’s] incidents further measures and[…]

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UWC cancels exams due to threats

The University of the Western Cape (UWC) has cancelled exams that were scheduled to start on Monday amid threats by protesting students. The university on Friday issued a statement on its website that it is deeply concerned about the continuation of the examinations in the current format. “The latest developments[…]

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UWC exams to continue on Monday

Exams at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) will continue on Monday, the institution said on Thursday. Exams, which were cancelled this week because of the violent protests on campus, would be repeated the week of December 1, UWC spokesperson Luthando Tyhalibongo said in a statement. UWC was doing[…]

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Masiphumelele matrics write exams in safe place after threats

The 206 matriculants who were moved from Masiphumelele by the Western Cape Education Department following unrest in their community, were in good spirits after writing their first two papers, the department said on Tuesday. The pupils, who attend Masiphumelele High School, were being accommodated at an undisclosed venue after threats[…]

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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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