The Department of Basic Education is shocked and disappointed to learn that a Mathematics Paper 2 exam paper was leaked to Grade 12 learners in Giyani, Mopani District in Limpopo.
The Department takes this security breach in a serious light and has since involved law enforcement agencies, the Hawks and the SA Police Service, to swiftly investigate this matter. A case has been opened with the police.
The department has established that learners in a few schools in the Mopani district have had access to the leaked maths paper before the paper was written.
“'We are going to quarantine all the scripts of the schools in the area to establish if there are any patterns. A team from DBE and province are working together with law enforcement to get to the bottom of this matter so that we can take appropriate action,” said Elijah Mhlanga, the spokesperson for the Department of Basic Education.
This year 677 141 full time and 150 183 part-time candidates will sit for the examinations.
Preparing for and managing an examination of this magnitude is a mammoth task. It requires a concerted effort from all stakeholders – most especially administrators that are a key to the success or failure of the entire National Senior Certificate examination process.
The department would like to assure learners, parents and other stakeholders that it is has taken extra ordinary measures to safeguard the integrity of these exams and would work tirelessly to expose and charge those behind the incident of maths exam paper in Limpopo.
The Department will do everything possible to maintain the high level of security across the country and would like to caution learners not to take part in the criminal acts. We appeal to learners, parents and members of the community to report any incidents of papers being leaked and expose those behind the acts.
Enquiries: Elijah Mhlanga - 083 580 8275
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION