- The Department of Basic Education is the bearer of bad news for over 200 matric learners in the Eastern Cape
- Learners from the Pakamani Senior Secondary School will have to wait another week to get their matric results
- The department has also investigated cheating scandals involving students and teachers
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EAST LONDON - Over 200 matric learners from Pakamani Senior Secondary School in Butterworth, Eastern Cape are facing a huge setback and will not receive their matric results on Thursday, January 19.
The Department of Basic Education in the province decided to withhold the pupils' results after finding irregularities in the continuous assessments of marks.
The irregularities were found with the marking and project materials.
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Eastern Cape matric pupils to redo tests and projects
To rectify the irregularities, the department has decided to make 216 learners re-write exams and redo projects next week.
The head of the Eastern Cape DBE, Mahlubandile Qwase explained that the affected pupils would rewrite exams on January 25. A team of specialists have been appointed to mark the exams alongside DBE personnel.
The new marks should be fed into the system by the end of the month, which means learners will finally get their results and apply to universities.
Eastern Cape teachers allegedly involved in cheating scandals
Eastern Cape Education MEC Fundile Gade stated that numerous schools in the province were investigated for suspicion of cheating.
At Ntsizwa Secondary School in Mount Frere, pupils are said to have "helped" each other answer matric exam questions, according to IOL. Gade explained that it was not necessarily an issue of copying each other, but learners seemed to have come up with a “common answering methodology”.
Gade also stated that some teachers need to be investigated as 21 teachers have been fingered in cheating scandals in the province.
EFF leader Julius Malema raises concerns about delayed release of matric results, Mzansi says SA is in trouble
Briefly News previously reported that the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has raised concerns about the delay in the release of the 2022 matric results.
Malema has been left dismayed that Umalusi, the executive council of the quality education assurance body, will only release the results on Thursday, January 19.
According to TimesLIVE, Umalusi had previously requested for results to be delayed further and only be released on Monday, January 23.
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Source: Briefly News