Matric question paper leaked in Limpopo

FILE PICTURE: Matric students sit for their first matric exam. Picture Phumlani Thabethe

“We cannot say it happened at [Marude Secondary School] but it is suspected”, department says.

The Limpopo department of Education has launched an investigation into the leakage of a Life Sciences question paper to some grade 12 pupils before it was written.

The pupils officially wrote the paper yesterday at various schools in the province.

Communications manager for the department Naledzani Rasila told The Citizen the leaked paper was found at an unnamed location in the Vhembe district yesterday. He said the department suspected that the irregularity might have occurred at Marude Secondary School in Thohoyandou.

“This case is the first of its kind in many years in this province. We cannot say it happened at this school but it is suspected,” said Rasila.

Rasila added that every departmental structure found to be responsible for the leakage would be dealt with accordingly. He said if an investigation found that the paper was leaked from a school, matric pupils of that school would have to re-write the exam in that subject.

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