Chief matric invigilator suspended in KZN

2010-10-29 15:05

A chief matric invigilator had been suspended for exam irregularities in KwaMashu, the KwaZulu-Natal Education Department said today.

“On Wednesday, exam monitors visited the school and found 14 candidates writing the History Paper 1 examination.

But the team discovered that the school principal had collected 20 question papers,” said provincial Education Department spokesperson Mbali Thusi.

The chief invigilator was also the school principal of JE Ndlovu Secondary School, where the exams were under way.

“He was then requested to hand over the extra copies. He handed over five question papers.

On interrogation, he handed over the last paper, which was in his office. The answers were written on the paper.”

The principal was called to a meeting with district officials and senior provincial examination officials where he “confessed to an irregular act in terms of the policy”, Thusi said.

He was suspended as chief invigilator, but not from his post as principal, she added.

The administration of the exams was taken over by the district office, and a deputy principal from another school would be appointed to oversee exams at the school.

“We will continue to apply a zero tolerance to such misconduct during these examinations,” Thusi said.

“This must send a strong warning to everyone that we will deal harshly with any individual found guilty of committing an irregular act.”

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