Umalusi finds compromised exams

2012-02-08 19:23

Johannesburg - The results of six higher education subjects have been approved after alleged irregularities, quality assurance body Umalusi said on Wednesday.

The subjects were not approved at the end of 2011 after allegations that the exams had been compromised, Umalusi CEO Mafu Rakometsi said in a statement.

The affected subjects included electrical trade theory N2, electrotechnology N3, engineering science N3, industrial electronics N2, mathematics N3, and mechanotechnology N3.

"The irregularities were investigated by the department of higher education and training (DHET) and a report on the findings was submitted to Umalusi Council," Rakometsi said.

"Council has studied the report which indicates that the examinations for all except electrical trade theory N2 have been compromised, but with varying degrees across the different examination centres across the country."

Rakometsi said the report suggested that at some centres candidates might have had access to the question paper or memorandum or parts of it.

"... [W]here there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the examinations have been compromised, the results of these centres will be declared null and void and candidates will be given the opportunity to re-write in April 2012."

The results of all other centres would be released by the DHET, he said.

  • rudi.herselman - 2012-02-08 19:34

    And that is news

      Max - 2012-02-08 20:10

      Agreed, if this kind of news still surprise you, you were either in a coma for the past ten years, an illegal immigrant or you have just mastered reading.

      John - 2012-02-08 22:25

      @Max don't have some sense for you? Let me refraze the Rudi "enigma" for you Dramatic Irony Used in a narrative when an event occurs whose significance the audience understands, but the character do not.

      Max - 2012-02-08 23:04

      @John, no sir I don't that is why I am not making use of it but you can help yourself to an enema or that enigma thing you are referring to. In my case ignorance is a bliss.

  • Comrade - 2012-02-08 19:48

    LOL cheating in Electrical N2 .... thats like allowing pupils to electocute themselves!!! ...yoh, these people know no limits!!!*smh*

  • Sanet Oelofse - 2012-02-08 19:50

    Now this is something SASCO should jump on.

  • Cracker - 2012-02-08 19:51

    Just order the applicable books and DIY.

  • Bokfan - 2012-02-08 19:57

    Viva. The NDR is rewiring the the nation. Careful of that lightswitch Mpho.

  • Wendy - 2012-02-08 20:09

    amazing .. nothing is honest anymore ..

  • Lynda - 2012-02-08 20:49

    and the sad thing is that we are so immune to this sort of thing that we don't even pretend to be shocked

      Cracker - 2012-02-08 21:22

      @ Lynda Thank heavens for the older white professionals still around. Fact. If you are honest. Black or white. That is how they really think if matters and opinions are serious. It is human nature and this current government must stop bluffing itself. They are creating and encouraging the perception.

  • Eish - 2012-02-08 20:53

    They will be hired through learnerships in the latter we gonna experience this poor online vending system, no network reception, black out, train derail, plan crush ect ect

  • Ian - 2012-02-08 20:58

    oh please what rubbish, the exams were compromised when you clowns dropped the pass rate to 30% , now because they are still failing you will want to drop it to what, 3%, naa leave it, they will still fail

      Ian - 2012-02-08 21:21

      and to make matters worse the stinking unions want schools to close while they strike, suit yourself, just keep our 70%+ pass rate private schools out of your garbage

      bernpm - 2012-02-08 23:28

      the good news: many will not be able to enter University with under 30%. Bad news most were not doing any of these subjects anyway.

  • Desmond - 2012-02-09 07:18

    Being in the electrical trade since the 70s i now see why the new people entering the trade are S#!&. With such stupidity how they will ever be able to gain any experience is beyond me.

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