DBE to challenge to High Court ruling in Limpopo paper leak scandal

The Limpopo High court has forced the department to release the results of pupils implicated in a maths paper leak in Giyani.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Basic Education says a High Court judgment to force it to release the results of pupils implicated in a maths paper leak in Giyani discredits policies around exam regulations.

The High Court in Limpopo ruled the department must make the marks available by Tuesday.

This would relieve at least 170 pupils implicated in the scandal.

The department says it intends on challenging the ruling at a higher court.

Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says the judgment has disrupted investigations into the matter.

“The court judgment has caused disruptions in that process. That is why we feel we need to challenge it in court.”

(Edited by Neo Koza)