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Friday, December 8, 2023

No matric exam papers have leaked – Department slams fake news

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The Department of Basic Education has rubbished social media posts suggesting that some Matric exam questions papers have leaked.


The Department says the posts are fake, misleading and seek to cause unnecessary confusion and panic.


The Department says the examinations are proceeding well without any major incidents reported.

The Department wishes to reassure the National Senior Certificate candidates, their parents and guardians and members of the public that there have been no examinations paper leaks nor an announcement about any rewrite of any papers whatsoever.


Spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga says the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has made no announcement about any incident related to examinations, and thus the social media posts are a pure fabrication that are malicious.

Week three of the NSC exams concludes today and Mhlanga says since the start of the examinations no serious irregularities have occurred.


A total of 136 of the 231 question papers have already been written and today is day 15 of the 28 day examination period.


Yesterday marked the halfway point in the 2023 national matric exams.


Western Cape Education MEC David Maynier also confirmed the exams have proceeded smoothly so far, and he says he hopes that this will continue.


”We urge everyone in our province to continue making our matrics the VIPs of the Western Cape until the last paper is written on the 5th of December 2023!


We wish all of our candidates well for the remaining exams. Good luck, do your very best, and we will celebrate with you in January!”


Motshekga has thanked all those involved in the examinations and she has urged learners to continue to apply their minds with diligence to this all important examination and not
to be distracted.

Liesl Smit
Liesl Smit
Liesl is the Smile 90.4FM News Manager. She has been at Smile since 2016, with nearly 20 years experience in the radio industry, including reading news, field reporting and producing. In 2008 she won the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award, Western Cape region. liesl@smile904.fm

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