Zuma congratulates matrics of 2014

2015-01-06 07:00
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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma on Monday congratulated the matrics of 2014 and said children had to be taught the value of honesty.

He expressed concern about the allegations of copying and cheating in some parts of the country, but was pleased it was not widespread.

"The allegations must be investigated thoroughly so that we do not experience a recurrence," he said in a statement.

"The integrity of the results each year is paramount. We should teach our children that honesty is the best policy always. They must work hard and earn their success."

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said 28 exam centres in KwaZulu-Natal and 16 in the Eastern Cape would be investigated for alleged group copying. The probe was expected to be finalised by the end of January.

On Sunday, monitoring body Umalusi's spokesperson Lucky Ditaunyane said reports had emerged of cheating in six centres in Gauteng, two in Mpumalanga, and one each in the Western Cape, North West, and Northern Cape.

Zuma said government would continue making education a priority.

"We urge the young people to take advantage of the opportunities at universities, technical and vocational training colleges... and community colleges to further their studies," he said.

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