Free State sorry for matric results spelling error

TM Letlhlake Secondary School twins Dineo Moshao and Neo Mashao compare their results outside their shool premises at Simunye, West of Johannesburg, 7 January 2013, both got 1 distiction each. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The Free State education department has admitted to a spelling error on the statement of results given to the province’s matric pupils.

Images of a  statement of results with the word education misspelt as ‘eduction’ started circulating on social media after they were handed out to matrics.

One of the Free State Statements of Results with the misspelt 'edcation' that was circulating on social media.

One of the Free State Statements of Results with the misspelt ‘eduction’ that was circulating on social media.

Free State department of education spokesperson Howard Ndaba said they discovered the problem on 9 January and the subsequently contacted the printers to reprint the statement with the correct spelling.

“It was a human error. We apologise for the error, it is being corrected. New Statements of Results will be available at schools from Wednesday 15 January. The statements have no bearing on the matric certificate which will be issued by Umalusi,” said Ndaba.

The Free State was applauded earlier this Month when Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga announced it was the number one province in the country with a matric pass rate of 87.4%.



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