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Unisa students to rewrite leaked exams

The university is still running its investigation and new question papers will be set.

Unisa exam papers, leaked to students. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - University of South Africa (Unisa) says students should know by Friday when they will be writing the examinations of four finance modules after question papers were leaked.

The university is still running its investigation and new question papers will be set.

It has however emerged a number of students wrote the exams earlier this week as the cancellation message did not reach them and some invigilators on time.

The university's Martin Ramotshela said students who wrote earlier this week will have to rewrite.

"As soon as the papers arrive at the university, we would then go into those modules we have mentioned and the students who sat for the previous exams will have to rewrite."

The university on Tuesday postponed four exams after it emerged question papers were leaked. The postponement affected as many 12,000 students.

Eyewitness News obtained some of the leaked papers.

Unisa management said it was already aware of the breach and they were implementing contingency plans.

The subjects affected are in financial reporting and financial planning.

The exams were scheduled to be written between Tuesday and Monday next week.

Ramotshela says they started notifying students of exam postponements and they were investigating the leak.

"We have a high-level task team that is looking at the system and also looking into tightening security around our exam system."

He urged students to report people who unlawfully obtain exam papers to the ethics hotline.