Matric results of 14 Eastern Cape exam centers still blocked

FEBRUARY 2, 2015

Several weeks later, the Grade 12 results of 34 centres in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal have still not been released, the Department of Basic Education said.

The matric results were withheld after Umalusi did not approve the release of grade 12 results in 38 centres in KwaZulu-Natal and 19 centres in the Eastern Cape following evidence of group copying.

The Department of Basic Education has been investigating the case.

In the Eastern Cape the results of all the 14 centres remain blocked. However, there are two centres where the results in some subjects will be unblocked.

“In one school the results of two candidates out of 80 will be released because the two candidates were not implicated,” the Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said.

In another school the results of eight candidates would be released and the results of five other candidates would be blocked because they were implicated.

“In KwaZulu-Natal results of all the 20 centres remain blocked. However, there are some subjects that will be released in certain centres,” Mhlanga said.

“We are working on system improvements to avert similar occurrences in the future. We will provide details on this in due course,” he said. –additional reporting