14 November 2012

South Africa: No Matric Exam Papers Leaked in Mpumalanga

Pretoria — The Mpumalanga Department of Education says no Grade 12 exam papers have been leaked in the province.

Department spokesperson Gerald Sambo said they were satisfied with the manner in which the Grade 12 examinations were progressing.

The only alleged leak so far has been the Grade 10 mathematics paper in Nkangala District.

"The district initiated the Common Task Assessments to improve the quality of their internal assessment and to this effect, we can confirm that the Nkangala District is investigating two cases of allegedly leaked Internal Assessment question papers for Grade 10, following an alert received last Tuesday," Sambo said.

Sambo added that Nkangala District Management had to take precautionary measures by replacing the assessment papers with alternative ones to ensure the integrity of the assessment was not compromised.

"While these are internal papers, the department views this development very seriously and will do everything to get to the bottom of this matter to ensure that the culprits are found and brought to book.

"The department will work closely with the SAPS in this regard and more information will be made available after we have concluded our investigation."

Sambo assured that Grade 12 examinations were progressing very well throughout the province and no major glitches had been reported.

"[On Monday] the candidates wrote Life Sciences, Engineering Graphics, and Design Paper 1 and reports indicated that the writing of both papers progressed very well."

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