Basic Education cautions against fake social media posts regarding “leaked exams papers

The Department of Basic Education has become aware of fake social media posts that suggest that some Matric examination questions papers have leaked. The posts are fake, misleading and seek to cause unnecessary confusion and panic. 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.

The Minister of Basic Education Mrs. Angie Motshekga has made no such announcement about any incident related to examinations. The social media posts are a pure fabrication that are malicious.

The Department can confirm that week three of the NSC exams concludes today and since the start of the examinations no serious irregularities have occurred. This implies that the measures put in place to secure the examinations are working well thus far. A total of 136 of the 231 question papers have already been written and today is day 15 of the 28 day examination period.

We wish to thank all those involved in the examinations and we urge our learners to continue to apply their minds with diligence to this all important examination and not to be distracted.

Media enquiries:
Elijah Mhlanga
Cell: 083 580 8275

Hope Mokgathe
Cell: 079 817 0427

Terence Khala
Cell: 081 758 1546

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