Unsealed Limpopo matric papers probed

2012-11-02 19:45

Johannesburg - The Limpopo education department will investigate claims that three Limpopo schools have been given unsealed matric exam scripts, an official said on Friday.

Department spokesperson Pat Kgomo said Education MEC Dickson Masemola was aware of the claims.

"Indeed, the MEC will investigate [the schools]. We are not sure in which schools this has happened, but investigators have already gone to the areas," he said.

Limpopo Democratic Alliance leader Jacques Smalle said the unsealed scripts were delivered to two schools in Blouberg and one in Makhado.

"The unsealed exam scripts raise security concerns that papers could go missing or be stolen," he said in a statement.

"Protocol requires all exam papers to be properly sealed on arrival at schools, and for the completed exam scripts to be sent back to the markers in sealed packages."

Smalle said the DA would hold the department responsible for the loss of any exam papers.

"All papers should be kept at various schools for safe keeping, and all sealed boxes of exam papers must reach schools affected within 24 hours," he said.

"[DA] activists and councillors will continue to monitor the distribution of exam papers to ensure that all boxes are sealed."

  • scouter.fourone - 2012-11-02 19:53

    Good grief! Not Limpopo ......... AGAIN!

      jnaledi1 - 2012-11-02 20:17

      No Limpopo,AGAIN.......

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-02 20:02

    Will it make a difference if the question are available? It is the answers that evades them. LOL

  • tiaan.vanderberg.75 - 2012-11-02 20:02

    Will it make a difference if the question are available? It is the answers that evades them. LOL

  • SharonE - 2012-11-02 20:13

    Why can't things just run smoothly for a change? Everyone involved was so confident that this year will be different, and now this! For crying in a bucket..

      SharonE - 2012-11-02 21:00

      @ Kenny, I am a realist - hope for the best but expect the worst...

  • faizieishlah.shabalala - 2012-11-02 20:15

    A sad reflection on african culture that dishonesty is so rife. And now they want us to faith in Traditional Courts. Yah right.

  • danny.levin.351 - 2012-11-02 20:22

    "The Limpopo education department will investigate " you've got to be kidding... they really expect the corrupt and inept dept of education in FAILIMPOPO to investigate a stuffup in its own responsibility?... as if they will ever own up to anything... next thing we'll hear that " a groot Krokodil" came up and openened the exam papers

  • - 2012-11-02 20:26

    What on earth is wrong with Limpopo? Zimbabwe contagion?

  • philani.ngcongo2 - 2012-11-02 20:32

    It's not Jst Limpopo question papers a popping up everywhere......

  • lvmashamba - 2012-11-02 21:00

    Limpopo everytin its up side down ooh wats wrong with our province when are we goin 2 get rest

  • sihlangu.hokweni - 2012-11-02 21:09

    Mathole Motshega would like us to believe that RAIN IS MANUFACTURED THERE just because the pupils are going to be shown the memoranda.

  • Marco van Rensburg - 2012-11-02 21:25

    Limpopo only follow the example of their so called hero Julias Malema, so it is no surprize that this happens in Limpopo! Worst person to look up to!

  • ernest.lwandle - 2012-11-02 21:38

    guys its wont make any change they are far behind already you can read the questions as much as you can but the answers dont just come up automatically from above

  • nompithizelo.mapingana - 2012-11-02 21:46

    Hey Limpopo officials! Stop this bad habit, why can't you do your properly there! Ish nxa what a disgrace?

  • khwezif - 2012-11-02 22:34

    Wow, only heard about such things from people...thought they were just being \stereotypic\.....incredible, what a 'flipped up' country we live in...

  • phillip.mtshweni.39 - 2012-11-11 15:12

    This could have long been avoided this was just done deliberately to compensate the time lost. ofcos they would never worry their spoiled offspring is attending @ top leve schools, this just shows how much they dont care about ordinary south African kids

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