Umalusi reiterates matric security

2011-12-14 14:33
Johannesburg - In the wake of circulation of forged matric certificates, Umalusi on Wednesday reiterated that it had quality assurance processes and security features in place.

"Forged fake matric certificates are a serious concern. It affects not only the credibility of Umalusi's work, but is a worry for civil society too," Umalusi CEO Mafu Rakometsi said.

"Parents, honest learners who have put in the twelve years of hard work to obtain genuine certification, the ministry of basic education, universities and employers all feel the impact of such criminal activity."

Rakometsi's comments come after police arrested two men for selling fake matric certificates at a shop in Turffontein, south of Johannesburg, in November.

At the time police said they suspected more people were involved.

Rakometsi said while he applauded the police's efforts, Umalusi had a number of processes in place to confirm and verify the authenticity of its certificates as well as the information contained in them.

Tracking number


He said these would only be issued once the council approved the release of results and only after it had found that the examinations were conducted in a credible manner and that the relevant examination policies and regulations had been complied with.

Once approved, each candidate would receive a statement of results issued by a relevant assessment body responsible for internal assessment and the examinations.

Only then would Umalusi issue a certificate signed by its CEO.

The most up-to-date candidate records of certificates issued was also kept on a secure database which allowed for universities or employers to verify a candidate's information.

To confirm authenticity there were also security features fitted into the certificate itself.

"The most important feature is that the certificates are printed on watermark paper, in much the same way as bank notes are."

Each certificate was also printed with a tracking number, said Rakometsi.
- SAPA
Read more on:    umalusi  |  education  |  matric
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Sexiest Instagrams of 2014

Check out some of the sexiest celebrity Instagrams of 2014!

 
 

I love summer.24

Joburg hot spots for cocktails, craft beer, tapas and wine!
Summer Survey!
Great ideas for the best summer sandwiches!
Christmas lingerie to make this festive season the best one ever!

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Grand Theft Auto 5

Now available on PS4, Xbox One and PC from R649. Buy now!

Festive gifts!

Check out our awesome range of festive gifts to make everyone’s wishes come true. Shop now!

Save on Samsung

Cameras, mobile phones, TVs, Tablets and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

Save up to R2200 on electronics! – As seen in the catalogue

Wishing for tech gadgets this festive? Save up to R2100 on hot tech products at kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off the bestselling books

Save big on the most captivating reads of 2014. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

The energy today is serious, materialistic and hardworking. You may find you get a new outlook on things and you may want to spend...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.