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Exam paper leaked in Limpopo

2011-11-22 19:10

Johannesburg - A leaked question paper has halted an Agricultural Science examination in Makhado schools in Limpopo, police said on Tuesday.

The Grade 11 provincial examination paper was scheduled to be written on Monday, said Colonel Freddy Shirinda.

This did not happen after police received a tip off from an anonymous source on Sunday that the paper was leaked in Zoutpansberg West circuit and sold to pupils for R500, said Shirinda.

"This forced examinations to be suspended for surrounding schools... the papers were taken from the pupils," said Shirinda.

Some pupils were taken in for questioning but later released as the department did not open a case against them.

"No one has been arrested for now. We have consulted department officials who said they were still waiting for head office go-ahead on laying charges," said Shirinda.

Provincial education spokesperson Pat Kgomo confirmed that the paper was leaked and that the examination was postponed.

"Pupils in two circuits did not write the examination to maintain the standard and credibility of our external examination. Another paper will be set and a date will be set for affected pupils to write."

Internal investigations were underway, said Kgomo.

Comments
  • Nitesh - 2011-11-22 19:47

    Wake up Limpopo, malllllemma was behind it, he tried to upgrade from woodwork....

      Robert - 2011-11-22 20:47

      Does he know what woodwork is?

  • Andrew - 2011-11-22 20:03

    It is always in that corrupt province where this happens or alternatively Mpumalanga.

      braams - 2011-11-22 23:00

      Well, at least now we know why they bought all those copiers in Limpopo :-)

  • Robert - 2011-11-22 20:45

    it should be made public who the culprits are & their photos on T V for all to see. I'm sure this will scare off any miscreants.

  • Randy Mongatane - 2011-11-22 21:20

    I don't get it?I mean how dumb is it to get arrested for an Agriculture paper?! AGRICULTURE??!! Not that I'm promoting theft,but if I were to steaL a paper, I'd make sure its Maths! Lol

      Heinrich - 2011-11-23 09:28

      Agreekculture is much more exciting. You play the bozouki and throw the plates on the ground. Happy to be bankrupt on the island in the sun.

  • Heinrich - 2011-11-22 21:30

    This is very dangerous stuff. Are we allowed to know about this leak?

  • Bob - 2011-11-22 21:31

    Little Malema's can't do it alone, they have to cheat to try and pass...shame on them!

  • Randy Mongatane - 2011-11-22 21:35

    Where? Limpopo? NO WAYS lol!!! All I'm saying is how do you get caught stealing an Agriculture paper in one of the most agriculturally rich places in this country?

  • Chaapo - 2011-11-23 07:22

    In Malemaland, that should not be a surprise. That is how business is done.

  • Tshivhombela Fhatuwani - 2011-11-23 07:48

    Limpopo has been turned to a laughing stock of this country. I wouldn't be surprised as Limpopo is the most corrupt province in SA. Corruption is being spread to all aspects of life. Limpopo was coloured by people who are hard workers but all that is gone, everyone wants easy output. This exam leakage is influenced by private schools that always find it easy to accept bribes from lazy learners with parents involved. Private schools must be tightly regulated to avoid further emberassment.

  • AllanLouiseOelschig - 2011-11-23 09:03

    Who were they leaked to? Juliaaaas Mal Emmer

  • Nyiks11 - 2011-11-23 14:52

    eish , these economic freedom fighters never cease to amaze me

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