Students refuse to rewrite

2010-02-22 00:00

DELAYS in the release of results by the national Education Department has got students at the uMgungundlovu Further Education and Training (FET) college worried at the prospect of having to rewrite exams without adequate notice.

On Tuesday, a group of youngsters from the Northdale campus refused to write a life orientation exam, saying they were not warned in time.

The students were expecting their marks for the computer component of the life orientation (level 2) exam, written in November, when lectures resumed again in January, but have so far not received them.

The students claimed to have heard about the rewrite only an hour before the exam was due to start.

FET spokeswoman Lynn Horan said students whose marks are still outstanding were automatically entered by the Education Department for the first supplementary exams, but added that they do not have to write in February.

However, the college recommends that they write exams in February because if they later discover they had failed last November, they will have to wait until this coming November to write again.

Later in the week, adult learners at the Msunduzi campus complained that they had to write an Afrikaans paper with little notice.

Horan said the college had entered all the students for supplementary exams, but they still have the option of waiting until November.


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