Leaked maths paper affects 30 000 students countrywide

2016-11-30 11:27
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Pretoria - About 30 000 students' holiday plans were disrupted last week when it emerged that a maths examination paper had been leaked, leading to the exam being rescheduled to a later date.

Madikwe Mabotha, a spokesperson for the Department of Higher Education and Training, said the department had received information on November 23 that a maths N2 paper had been leaked. The paper was scheduled to have been written on November 24, Netwerk24 reported. 

The paper is written nationally at technical and vocational education training colleges. 

"Because it happened a day before the paper was to have been written, it was withdrawn and the new date for the exam is December 2." 

Mabotha said that was to allow for a new paper to be drawn up, printed and distributed.

About 30 000 candidates have to write the exam and Mabotha said measures have been taken to ensure that there isn't a leak again.

"According to a report, a picture of the paper was found on WhatsApp on a candidate's cellphone. The department contacted the Hawks to trace the source and prosecute the guilty parties."

Lizelle van Aswegen, whose son Werner is a first year student at Sol-Tech technical college in Pretoria, said many had already made their holiday plans and transport arrangements for this week.

Mabotha said the academic year for technical and vocational education training colleges only ends on December 9.

"Students therefore have to be available until December 9, irrespective of when their last paper is written." 

Read more on:    college  |  education

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
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.