Matric exams: Physics paper was leaked to students via WhatsApp group

Matric exams: Physics paper was leaked to students via WhatsApp group

- A teacher has come out and revealed that the Physics Paper 2 Matric exam that was leaked was distributed on WhatsApp

- A student alerted the teacher about the leak but did not want to specify which WhatsApp group it was found on

- Teachers' unions have expressed growing concern over Matric pupils during this year's final exams

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The Physical Science Paper 2 Matric exam was leaked on Monday and after an investigation, it was found how it was released to students. The alleged leak of the exam paper comes after it was announced that the Mathematics paper had been leaked last week.

The Physics paper that was allegedly leaked found its way to a maths and science teacher on Twitter, who flagged the images. Screenshots of the paper were shared with the teacher by one of his pupils, who is from Tembisa, Johannesburg.

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The teacher said: “A learner sent me a screenshot of the paper which clearly shows the time it was distributed, which was 5am."
Matric exams: Matric physics exam paper was leaked in a WhatsApp group

The Matric Physics Exam Paper 2 was leaked in a WhatsApp group by a student. Source: Sunil Pradhan / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

The student told the teacher that she got the exam paper in a WhatsApp group but she did not want to specify exactly which group it was. The teacher has since deleted his tweet from the microblogging site and has said that he is in communication with the Department of Education.

Teacher's unions have raised their concerns for matric students during the trying times of Covid-19. The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) said that they were not happy about what has transpired. SADTU spokesperson Nomusa Cembi said:

"This affects the credibility of the examination, after all the work done to prepare. We know this year was such a hectic year and now another leak.”

Meanwhile, reported that Angie Motshekga tightened security after the Physical Science leak. The Department of Basic Education has confirmed that yet another Matric exam paper was leaked on Monday, this time the Physical Sciences Paper 2.

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The exam had been leaked just hours ahead of students sitting down to write, similar to what had occurred during the first leak.

The department confirmed that it has approached the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations to probe the first leak, announcing that the Hawks are now at an advanced stage in these investigations.

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