High-tech security for Mpuma matric exams

2012-10-18 18:00
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Johannesburg - State-of-the-art security systems have been installed in schools and examinations centres across Mpumalanga to ensure no exam paper leaks, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday.

"It is important to single out Mpumalanga, which had security problems.

"This year it has a state-of-the-art security that surpasses all provinces."

Other provinces have installed closed circuit television cameras, access control and alarm systems.

Question papers and scripts would be kept in secret safe-rooms.

"We will also continue our co-operation with security companies and police, to escort sealed question papers on the day a paper would be written."

The exams would commence next week Monday.

A total of 527 335 full-time candidates and 120 352 part-time would sit for the exams.

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