Exams leak no big deal



November 29, 2016
Exams leak no big deal

HAPPY: Motshekga

A 52-year-old man faces charges of theft, fraud and corruption.

The Grade 12 mathematics examination paper that was leaked to learners in Limpopo will not be re-written, the Basic Education Department said yesterday.

The department said a ministerial team appointed to investigate the leak found that not more than 100 learners got hold of the paper in 10 schools around Giyani.

The leak was uncovered at Giyani High School.

Although there won’t be a re-write, investigations would continue and action would be taken against learners involved.

The accused in the exam leak, Tinyiko Elphas Khosa, 52, was denied bail by the Giyani Magistrates’ Court last week.

Khosa, who owns an independent college in the area, was charged after he handed himself over to the police task team investigating the incident.

An investigation to establish if the credibility of the examination was not compromised would get underway.

Furthermore, the operating licence of Khosa’s New Era College would also be reviewed, the department said.

“I would like to thank all of those involved in the exam system for ensuring that there were no other major challenges reported during the 2016 national senior certificate,” said Minister Angie Motshekga.

She added that marking will commence on Thursday, and results will be out on the January 4.

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