Education dept will only comment on poor matric results next year

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Pretoria - The Department of Basic Education says it will only comment in January on the announcement by Umalusi regarding the poor matric results for 2015.

Umalusi on Wednesday announced the class of 2015 has performed poorly in comparison to 2014. That was despite having a high number of people writing.

The department's spokesperson, Troy Martens, said they would be commenting when the minister announced the results.

"We are only releasing the results on the 5th of January so we don't want to pre-empt any of these announcements. We will comment when minister pronounces," she said.

Umalusi approved the release of the results despite a few examination centres being implicated in group copying.

The results of learners from those centres would be withheld until investigations were completed.

A total of 26 alleged cases of group copying were reported in four provinces: Gauteng (6), KwaZulu-Natal (12), Limpopo (1) and Mpumalanga (7).

There were others that were implicated in the leaking of exam papers. Those results would also be withheld.

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