Copy Copy gets South African students in hot water
6th Jan 2015 In Pretoria, results of 58 matriculation examination centers in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape, will be withheld by the exams body because of examination malpractices. The affected centers showed evidence of group copying according to Professor John Volmink, head of the monitoring body, who said “This is a new phenomenon… Umalusi is very concerned about this trend and takes the view that strong action be taken against those learners and supervisors who have made themselves guilty of these acts of dishonesty. Umalusi will therefore not approve the release of the results of these centers.”
When asked how the irregularities were discovered, Umalusi CEO Mafu Rakometsi said pupils gave the same answers.
“These problems were detected at the marking centers… the students are providing the same answers, the same right answers, the same wrong answers.
“It is clear that there is sharing of notes, it is clear that there is dictation.”