Report into cheating expected soon - Umalusi

2015-01-04 18:27

Johannesburg - The first report detailing alleged cheating during the matriculation exams at 69 examination centres across the country is expected at the end of January, Umalusi said on Sunday.

"At the end of this month, we should be receiving the first formal report," said Umalusi spokesperson Lucky Ditaunyane.

He said that mid-February was the latest possible period by when the first report would be submitted, but that the target remained the end of January.

Overall, said Ditaunyane: "the investigation is ongoing”.

Late last month, the assessment monitoring body announced that, following a probe, 39 centres in KwaZulu-Natal were implicated in cheating and 19 in the Eastern Cape.

On Sunday, Ditaunyane confirmed that reports of cheating in six centres in Gauteng, two in Mpumulanga and one each in the Western Cape, North West and Northern Cape had also emerged.

Umalusi council chairperson Professor John Volmink previously explained that during auditing processes at marking centres, evidence was picked up of "group copying”, whereby it appeared someone had dictated answers, some incorrect, to students.

Umalusi CEO Mafu Rakometsi has promised "drastic measures" will be taken against all who are found to be involved the cheating.

The centres where reported cheating took place will have their results withheld, when the country's matriculation results are released on Tuesday.

A total of 550 127 full-time and 138 533 part-time candidates wrote the basic education department's examinations.


  • Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 18:36

    Not surprised.The cheating cadres were just following the example Nkandla and Zuma783 set

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 18:54

      @Anthony Zuma783ANCfo @Robbie Reddinger,the one legged Hollander from ZimBOBwe. When is Makhulu-bus Zuma paying the Grootvlei miners?Now that he has a R100 Billion oilfield in the DRC

      Johan Arno Cilliers - 2015-01-04 18:59

      Yes Anthony..Answer Made's question

      Johan Arno Cilliers - 2015-01-04 19:04

      Hey One Legged Robbie..Surprised to see you commenting here.I was hoping you were out shopping for shoe

      Jonathan Woods - 2015-01-04 19:17

      Shame Anthony like you pal Django , you must be so embarrassed having to deal with these constant failures by your favourite party and their pathetic leadership.

      Hamish Cockaina - 2015-01-04 19:25

      Anthony, you are disgusting one legged parasite. If you want me I will elaborate in public.

      Johan Arno Cilliers - 2015-01-04 19:59

      Because he is a drol..sorry Troll

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 20:10

      @Stuart.Let me inform you about Anthony.He has been around for ages under a million and half different fake names.Like Michael Holland,Lerato Kampala,Koos Bekker,Anthony from Africa,Anton Kamp amongst others.Luckily somebody gave his real name which is Robbie Reddinger,a one legged Hollander.Somebody else did research on his IP address and found out he is from ZimBOBwe

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 20:13

      And Anthony gave a lot away about himself over the years.Like the fact that he immigrated to SA under the NATS.

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 20:19

      Anthony.Thanks for going.Bye Bye

      Secrecy Bill - 2015-01-04 21:10

      How many of your "last comments" will news24 have to endure ? ...... Hop along now and join FF+ ........ Like Zupta you have been one of the ANC's greatest embarrassments!

  • Tanya Dixon - 2015-01-04 18:37

    How do you cheat AND get it wrong?

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 18:52

      Only in the ZANC ruined SA

      Robert Keene - 2015-01-04 18:55

      The teacher / invigilator dictated the "answers"!

  • Ronald Adams - 2015-01-04 18:37

    At least these students made it to st 10. Zuma only std 3.!!!!!!!!!!

      Jonathan Woods - 2015-01-04 19:21

      Funny thing is Django I actually sometimes feel sorry for you. About 1 second a day ! And No I don't think anyone is going to take your for sale notice very seriously. What serious person or group would want to buy into such a bunch of losers !

  • Shirley Deysel - 2015-01-04 18:43

    Tanya, it was done quite easily.... They didn't learn at all. Taking after JZ... Think they will get anything for as little effort as possible.

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 18:55

      Everything For Free

  • Sharon-E - 2015-01-04 18:51

    If this is our future, we are royally stuffed!

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 18:56

      We ARE royally stuffed

  • Secrecy Bill - 2015-01-04 18:53

    Teachers are prepared to pay R30 000 for a teaching post so is there a lucrative invigilator scam as well for dictating answers in exam rooms ? ... eg R300 × 30 students = R9000 per exam!

  • sthembize.zulu - 2015-01-04 18:57

    Today's kids do not like any kind of rigorous learning activity; and if the teacher demands more and pushes a bit hard then they cry, go home and tell mommy. Mommy then comes to school threatening like a huge tornado ....

  • Mamthembu Rose - 2015-01-04 19:13

    I dont understand here where does President Zuma fits in cheating hands off our presidet

      Sage Wiseman - 2015-01-04 19:23

      Because he is Cheat No 1. In everything he does

      Made Inthe South - 2015-01-04 20:14

      Every cheat gets their example from the Criminal in Chief Zuma783.A fish rots from the head

  • Sage Wiseman - 2015-01-04 19:13

    Cheating is a "Western thing" . Teachers giving wrong answers to those clowns writing the exams is an "African thing"

  • Sithembile Ndlovu - 2015-01-04 19:15

    It looks like if u don't have a comment u just place a racist remark Kahle Conjwa

      JohnnoBfree - 2015-01-04 21:14

      Reports like these and hundreds of others give PLENTY of ammo for abuse, doesn't it Ndlovu. This is the South Africa your people fought so hard for??? Shame on you!!!

  • Shaun Rutherford - 2015-01-04 19:24

    Free matric proudly brought by anc

  • Scotty English - 2015-01-04 20:02

    Have to pass them some way folks. Don't even think some are getting the already low 30% pass mark. Shame. 1+1 still =2

      lacrimosewolf - 2015-01-04 20:15

      Well maybe they're trying to boost their 30% to 50%? Contrary to popular belief, universities are unlikely to take you with your 30% but might give you a chance if you crack 50% --> I think FETs will have similar rules. These people are really silly because even if they get a shot at tertiary through cheating, they'll probably not make it through 1st year. And with just a matric, especially a 30% matric, your options are miniscule.

  • Danie Malan - 2015-01-04 20:04

    Name the schools and the teachers. That will indeed tell a 'good' story!

      lacrimosewolf - 2015-01-04 20:38

      I'm interested to know how this happened. When I wrote Gr12 you had to leave everything outside, no blazers, no jerseys, had to wear school uniform. Only allowed inside with a pen and a clear plastic ruler to be used to cross things out. No erasers, no tippex, no, no, no. Calculators for math and science exams were handed out in the exam. I was invited a few times to turn out my pockets, show my arms, had my sleeves and collar examined, had to take off my shoes and socks to prove I had no contraband on me! So how does mass cheating like this happen now? Or did I just end up with the fiercest invigilators on earth? :)

      Danie Malan - 2015-01-04 20:48

      Obviously the teachers read out answers (some even wrong) to the learners(!) which they just copied into their answering sheets.

      lacrimosewolf - 2015-01-05 00:58

      Really? In a room full of students? Unless every single candidate was eternally doff, I can't imagine that the scenario you posit was not reported. There's always one tattle-tale. Or are we talking a hall full of intimidated reprobates? From what I understand from the reports, this is not just one school.

      Danie Malan - 2015-01-05 09:14

      From the above article: "Umalusi council chairperson Professor John Volmink previously explained that during auditing processes at marking centres, evidence was picked up of "group copying”, whereby it appeared someone had dictated answers, some incorrect, to students." What does this tell you????????

  • catcha.wakeup - 2015-01-04 20:33

    The students are now following their president even before they get to walk the streets for lack of jobs. Arms deal, Nkandla, dairy farm in Freestate, Gupta ivestements, mining rights for the family.... The president is showing them the way.

  • Andre Johan Meiring - 2015-01-04 20:40

    They are following the example set by the current anc government!!!

  • Eben van den Heever - 2015-01-04 20:59

    There is no cure for a common cold. How the hell are they going to cure corruption because it seems to be an ANC related epidemic???

  • Wian Vrey - 2015-01-04 21:47

    when i wrote matric 2 years ago in Gauteng cheating couldn't be done invigilators breathed down your neck and 100's of dept. of education invigilators visited! fail them! all of them for the cheating and not for reporting it.

      Dave May - 2015-01-05 12:14

      Depends where you wrote your examinations.....

  • If You See Kay - 2015-01-05 06:45

    I can somehow still understand that inn rural areas schools may be so under resourced without textbooks etc that teachers would write out answers....but the fact that some of their answers are wrong just tells you what a mess this is.

  • Jan Scheepers - 2015-01-05 06:57

    At least we will have a lot of candidates for future presidents. They must just remember to add the following on their CV's : Corruption - A+. Goat herding: D.

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