Leaked matric papers to be re-written

South Africa

Johannesburg – Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced matric pupils will be required to retake two exams that had been leaked shortly before being written.

Last month, Physics paper two was leaked just hours before matric pupils sat down to write it.

A week earlier, Maths paper two was also leaked.

According to Motshekga, due to rumours of the Business Studies paper being leaked, the department replaced the paper and implemented further steps to protect the exams.

An investigation team was tasked with finding out the extent of the leak so as to determine if a rewrite of the Mathematics P2 and Physical Science Paper 2 is necessary.

The team found the spread of information on cyber networks made it “virtually impossible” to accurately identify the number of learners that had access to the leaked question papers.

The department consulted key stakeholders, including representatives from school governing body associations, school principals association, teacher unions and quality assurance agency, Umalusi on the way forward.

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