Unsealed Limpopo matric papers probed

2012-11-02 19:45
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Johannesburg - The Limpopo education department will investigate claims that three Limpopo schools have been given unsealed matric exam scripts, an official said on Friday.

Department spokesperson Pat Kgomo said Education MEC Dickson Masemola was aware of the claims.

"Indeed, the MEC will investigate [the schools]. We are not sure in which schools this has happened, but investigators have already gone to the areas," he said.

Limpopo Democratic Alliance leader Jacques Smalle said the unsealed scripts were delivered to two schools in Blouberg and one in Makhado.

"The unsealed exam scripts raise security concerns that papers could go missing or be stolen," he said in a statement.

"Protocol requires all exam papers to be properly sealed on arrival at schools, and for the completed exam scripts to be sent back to the markers in sealed packages."

Smalle said the DA would hold the department responsible for the loss of any exam papers.

"All papers should be kept at various schools for safe keeping, and all sealed boxes of exam papers must reach schools affected within 24 hours," he said.

"[DA] activists and councillors will continue to monitor the distribution of exam papers to ensure that all boxes are sealed."

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