Over 30 000 matrics did not write exams

Education Minister Naledi Pandor said an investigation by the department showed that over 33 000...

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Education Minister Naledi Pandor said an investigation by the department showed that over 33 000 matriculants did not write their exams and therefore would not be receiving results.<?xml:namespace prefix="o" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"?>

Pandor held a special meeting with provincial education MECs in <?xml:namespace prefix="st1" ns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"?><place w:st="on"><city w:st="on">Johannesburg on Monday after tens of thousands of grade 12s were left waiting for their matric marks for several days.

She said students who did not receive their results should approach their schools as soon as possible.

Pandor said quality assurer, Umalusi, was currently investigating 700 irregularity cases, adding that the outcome of the probe would be announced at the end of the month.

The minister said tough action would be taken against those people who were found guilty.