The University of South Africa (Unisa) said in a statement on Thursday that a few of its examination question papers had been leaked.
The university said the compromised exam question papers were scheduled to be written or had already been written during the May/June 2019 examination period.
“The specific modules that have been compromised and, in many instances, purchased by students, have been identified and will be investigated,” the statement reads.
Unisa said the matter was reported to the Commercial Crimes Investigation Unit and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), which would be embarking on an intensive investigation to establish where and how the examination question papers were leaked.
“The university will also initiate a forensic audit of our processes in order to ensure that these are secure. Students are warned not to participate in such fraudulent activities as any students who are identified as having participated may be referred to the Student Disciplinary Unit for investigation and disciplinary measures. Should a student be found guilty of contravening the Student Disciplinary Code their module/s will be cancelled and marks will be withdrawn.”
Unisa said should a student have any information related to the leaking of examination question papers, they could report the information to the Fraud/Corruption Hotline on telephone number 0800203785 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org