Union to give update on 2014 matric cheating

OCTOBER 14, 2015

The National Teachers’ Union is on Tuesday expected to brief media on the 2015 Matric exams and developments following cheating in last year’s exams.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced in January that 28 exam centres in KwaZulu-Natal and 16 in the Eastern Cape would be investigated after evidence of group copying was found. Pupils submitted the same answers to questions.

In February, Umalusi CEO Mafu Rakometsi said pupils had answers dictated to them. He said in one case whoever gave the dictation to pupils said "go ahead" and pupils wrote "go ahead" on their answer sheets.

Motshekga said the Eastern Cape cheats could apply to write supplementary exams in the subjects in which they were caught cheating.

In March, she announced changes to regulations governing the administration of matric exams to stop cheating. These included broader definitions of "act of dishonesty" and "misconduct".