- Mzansi is not happy at the prospect of rewriting the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Sciences Paper 2
- The government has decided that there is no other alternative than to rewrite the paper after widespread leaks of the papers
- Social media users took to Twitter to vent their frustration and disappointment at having to face a rewrite
The government has announced that a national rewrite of both Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Sciences Paper 2 is necessary due to leaked exam papers.
The Minister says that the 'viral spread of information on cyber networks' had made it 'virtually impossible' to accurately pin down how many pupils had access to the leaked exams.
This has gotten a lot of Mzansi students feeling anxious at having to face the exams after fighting through one of the most challenging years in living memory.
Thousands of people took to Twitter to share their reaction to the Government's controversial decision:
"Having considered all of these factors, CEM decided that a national rewrite of both Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Sciences Paper 2 is necessary. Mathematics Paper will be written on 15 December 2020 at 14:00. #NSCExams2020 #MatricExams"
Here are some reactions:
"When you know that you failed the first Mathematics and physical Science question paper, so now you're given a second opportunity to fail again. #MatricExams"
"To all my matriculants that threw away their math and physics books. Let's share notes. #MatricExams"
"You made us risk our lives, going to school during a global pandemic, that has wiped out millions, peak for this certificate and now you just won't let us rest #MatricExams"
The poor actions of some are set to have a drastic impact on many matric students.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga recently hosted a media briefing to update South Africans on the progress of the Matric 2020 examination.
The Minister has now confirmed that the Mathematics Paper II and the Physical Sciences Paper II exams will need to be rewritten nationwide.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that one person has been arrested in connection with the leaks experienced during the Matric 2020 finals.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga confirmed the arrested, revealing that it had been linked to the physics leak.
However, the person was not connected to the Maths and Business Economics leaks, explained the minister.
In other news, 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.
The teacher said: “A learner sent me a screenshot of the paper which clearly shows the time it was distributed, which was 5am."
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