46 matrics guilty of cheating at Cape Town college

2015-02-16 13:49

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A total of 46 people have been found guilty of cheating in the matric exams at a private college in Athlone, Cape Town.

“The [Western Cape education department] has completed an investigation into alleged copying at the Athlone campus of Stonefountain College in the national senior certificate examinations,” department spokesperson Jessica Shelver said.

“The investigation found that candidates participated and were aided in copying in nine papers covering seven subjects.”

The investigation by the department included auditing every paper written at the campus. All people involved, candidates and teachers, were interviewed, she said.

The subjects were physical sciences (papers one and two), life sciences (paper two), mathematics (papers one and two), business studies, geography (paper one), tourism, and English home language (paper two).

Shelver said the Stonefountain College would decide on the sanctions to be imposed on those found guilty because it was an independent school and the department had no jurisdiction.

“The education department’s examinations irregularities committee will study the report and make recommendations on further action.

“The candidates will have to wait for the outcome of the process, which will include a report to the department of basic education and discussions on a national level,” she said.

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