High-tech security for Mpuma matric exams

2012-10-18 18:00

Johannesburg - State-of-the-art security systems have been installed in schools and examinations centres across Mpumalanga to ensure no exam paper leaks, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Thursday.

"It is important to single out Mpumalanga, which had security problems.

"This year it has a state-of-the-art security that surpasses all provinces."

Other provinces have installed closed circuit television cameras, access control and alarm systems.

Question papers and scripts would be kept in secret safe-rooms.

"We will also continue our co-operation with security companies and police, to escort sealed question papers on the day a paper would be written."

The exams would commence next week Monday.

A total of 527 335 full-time candidates and 120 352 part-time would sit for the exams.

  • SharonE - 2012-10-18 18:08

    Amazing!! Unbelievable!! Look at the extent they have to go to because they can't trust their own staff!

  • George - 2012-10-18 18:15

    Amazing how quick 'high tech' gets installed and how lowly books worth a few rands a piece get trashed. Suppose its all in the price of the tender. WHO GOT THE TENDER. I WANNA KNOW BECAUSE I PAY THE TAX!

  • warren.carne.9 - 2012-10-18 18:19

    Awesome idea,who got the tender?

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  • kim.buren - 2012-10-18 18:29

    LOL, all this security to write an exam. Perhaps the education department can sort out the security in this country too.

  • winifred.watson.9 - 2012-10-18 18:34

    This is a joke because at some of the rural school when the matrics are writing their exam and they get stuck on an answer, the teacher feeds them the answer. The kids joke about it, so now tell us all about this top security .....problem the contractor installed look alikes and charged for real ones. ha ha ha.

  • Pete7930 - 2012-10-18 18:37

    If the pass rate drops sharply, the security system worked!

  • Desilusionada - 2012-10-18 18:45

    This is what it has come to. The morals and ethics of a failed country. Remember when Aunt Sannie walked the rows as we were writing Matric? . Actually Std10. And she did it for free? And you were accompanied to the toilet IF you had to go? When the pass standard was 10x higher than today? And we had textbooks.........

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