Gauteng school caught up in matric exam cheating scandal

Gauteng school caught up in matric exam cheating scandal

The principal and pupils of Gauteng school, Mpontsheng Secondary School, are in hot water after it was revealed the school is embroiled in a matric exam scandal.

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My Broadband reported that it's believe the school's principal walked into the geography exam and gave pupils an answer sheet to the first paper.

According to City Press, a parents of one of the pupils alerted Umalusi to the alleged cheating.

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The parent told the media that the pupils were apparently boasting about the cheating scandal after theit exam. gathered it's believed the principal told the matric pupils they need not worry about the second paper either. It's believed he was going to share the answers with them for that paper too.

Meanwhile, Umalusi confirmed the parents aid a complaint. The organisation said the education department was also informed of the cheating scandal.

The department also said it is aware of the cheating incident.

In a preliminary investigation it was revealed the pupils were guided during the paper.

Before further action is taken, an in depth investigation has to be concluded.

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In recent years, there have been several allegations of cheating during the national matric exams.

But, it is not the cheating that concerns experts in the educational field. These experts are more concerned about the low quality of the examinations.

Experts also expressed their concerns over the huge drop out rate of school pupils, who don't reach matric.

In studies, dubbed the 'real matric pass rate', it was found that of all those children who start school, only about 40% will pass matric.

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