Umalusi: Some KZN and EC matrics cheated
Markers found that pupils in those schools were giving the same correct and incorrect answers.
JOHANNESBURG - Quality assurance council Umalusi has approved the release of the 2014 matric results, but there are pupils in some schools in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape whose marks will be withheld, after the discovery of group cheating.
During the marking period markers found that pupils in those schools gave the same correct and incorrect answers.
Umalusi Chief Executive Officer Mafu Rakometsi says it's clear that a teacher or a supervisor was dictating answers to pupils at the affected schools.
"At the marking centre, the markers can see when the pupils provide the same wrong answers and the same right answers as it's clear that there's sharing of notes and dictation."
Council chair John Volmink says for this reason results will be withheld.
The council says this decision only affects two percent of the centres across the country and will therefore not compromise the integrity of the overall results.
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