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.

- SAPA
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