YCL set to march to demand release of matric results

2015-06-20 13:54


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Durban - The Young Communist League (YCL) intends marching on provincial education department offices next week to demand that it release matric results that have been withheld while allegations of mass copying are investigated.

At a rally in the Durban city hall, the YCL’s provincial secretary Justice Manana said: “We will fill eThekwini. We want those matric results released.”

The results of an estimated 2 800 matriculants who sat exams last year have been withheld while the National Department of Basic Education investigates allegations of mass cheating.

Earlier this week department spokesperson Elija Mhlanga announced that the hearings into the allegations were expected to be completed by the end of this month.

 He said that some of the hearing had been marred by pupils protesting with officials investigating the cheating being attacked.

Manana did not provide further details of the planned YCL protest march, but said that it was unacceptable that matriculants were effectively unemployed because they had no results and could not proceed with further studies.


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