The year 2020 hasn't been a good year and everything we touch as a country it turns into mess. Nothing good came out from this year. It is as if the Department of basic education could have listened to the Teachers' Unions the time they were proposing the idea of delaying the matric final examinations a bit to help the matriculants tobhabe a thorough preparations. Perhaps, today we will be talking a different story.
Image: DBE Minister Angie Motshekga
The department of basic Education released the final matric examinations timetable which indicated that the matric pupils were going to commence with their examinations on the 05th of November 2020 until 15 December 2020. However, teacher's unions proposed that the DBE should delay the commencement to allow more time for the matric pupils to have more time for their revision. Unfortunately, the DBE couldn't buy the storyline and continued as per their initial plan.
The matriculants indeed had their first examination on the set date and everything ran out smoothly and learners testified.
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The South African country continue to provide support to the Class of 2020 in this distressing times despite the matter arisen at the Brackenfell High School which led to the huge endless public violence after it was discovered its racist behavior. The school have recently reported that it organized the matric farewell party but only the white pupils were present. Things that side of Cape Town have been unsettled until now where political parties including Economic Freedom Fighters breathes fire. The school is going through alot even though after they had apologized and promised that they will from now on practice to embrace racial diversity.
At the other side, the NSC matric examinations are seeing flames and made it on news headlines recently. It has alleged that the final matric examinations had leaked the Mathematics paper two during the hours before the time of writing their paper. The paper was set to be written at 09:00am on Monday. It has been on headlines that this paper leaked and had also captured the whole country's attention. The Department of basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga also was driven to call an urgent meeting with the council of Education Ministers to discuss on the matter and it's way forward. Apparently, Motshekga called the shots and briefed the media on the outcome of the meeting.
Image: DBE Minister Angie Motshekga
However, up to so far the Minister and the department didn't say anything on another examination leak. The Daily News had been told by an inside anonymous source that the Kwazulu Natal School of South Coast had leak the Mathematics paper one examinations and the provincial department along with the department of basic education sector were told about this matter. Yet nothing was announced yet.
South African matric examinations process had also been hit by another exam paper leak. The source confessed to a news source that the examination was leaked a night before the exact day of the examination which was written on Thursday. The source also confirmed that the school knew about the leak but pretended as if nothing is going on and let the pupils write the exam. The School Management was been made aware of the leak but still there were no further consultations nor action taken against the culprits.
Meanwhile at the other side, the DBE is in collaboration with the IT experts and Hawks in investigating the allegation.
It was reported that the paper was shared on the group chart on social media a night before where pupils shared it to one another and most of the pupils had access to the paper.
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Source: Daily News
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