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More than 700 000 candidates are expected to sit for the National Senior Certificate examinations later in October.
Umalusi has approved the 2018 national senior certificate exam results, saying there were no leaked exam papers this year.
As almost 800 000 matriculants get ready for their final examinations, Umalusi has pleaded with communities to refrain from participating in activities which would disrupt the examinations.
Plans have been made for students who were affected by protests that took place during the matriculation examination period, quality control council Umalusi has said.
The Department of Basic Education says it stands by its 2016 matric results - which are about to be released - despite DA MP Gavin Davis questioning the way some averages have been increased.
The release of the 2016 matric examination results has been approved, despite a pending investigation into leaked exam papers in Limpopo and Gauteng.
The South African education system is ready for the 2016 final examinations, monitoring body Umalusi says.
Monitoring body Umalusi says there have been 26 of cases of group copying during the department of basic education's matric exams in four provinces.
A total of 85 000 people have registered to sit for the supplementary examinations, the department of basic education says.
Matriculants found to have cheated could be banned from writing matric for the next three years, the education department says.
Umalusi says it is disappointed by comments made by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on social media, after the body said it had adjusted the 2018 matric maths results for IEB learners.
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Members of the public have been urged to report these websites to police as the misrepresentation of qualifications poses a threat to the country's education system, says Umalusi.
The Umalusi council has approved the 2017 matric results – unmarred by any leaked papers for the first time in many years, albeit with provisos for certain incidents of dishonesty and irregularities.
There has been almost no progress in learner performance in Mathematics in recent years, Umalusi chairperson Professor John Volmink says.
Matric examination watchdog, Umalusi, is expected to approve the 2016 national examination results.
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) launchs its second chance programme on for the 2015 matric class.
The 2015 matrics who wrote the National Senior Certificate exams have performed worse than last year's class, monitoring body Umalusi says.
Matriculants implicated in the group copying scandal in the Eastern Cape in 2014 may apply to sit supplementary exams, the provincial education department says.
The school that has emerged as the biggest culprit in the matric exam cheating scandal is Mpikayizekanye Secondary School in KwaMbono, near Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu-Natal.
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