The minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, urgently met with the Education MECs from the 9 provinces, as well as senior department of education officials to discuss yet another leak of the 2020 matric exam paper.
It is alleged that the physical science paper 2 was leaked on Monday morning, just a few hours before pupils sat down for the exam. This is the second leak after a maths paper was leaked a week ago.
Motshekga has expressed her disappointment after learning of the second leak within a week. She stated that the hawks have been brought in to intervene and investigate the leak of the paper.
Basic Education Department investigating the leak of #MatricExam question papers @DBE_SA @ElijahMhlanga @GovernmentZA @NationalCoGTA @GCISMedia @DBE_KZN @kwazi08 #NSCExams2020 pic.twitter.com/Blz0E3ZZqC— Dr Reginah Mhaule (@ReginahMhaule) November 23, 2020
According to the Department of Education, teams have been dispatched to re-check security systems to avoid another leak. A full-scale audit of the exam administration is also underway.
The leakage of exam papers is a serious concern and stands to jeopardise the final exam. The perpetrators will be caught and dealt with in accordance with the law @DBE_SA @ElijahMhlanga @GovernmentZA @SAgovnews @GCISMedia #NSCExams2020 #MatricExams pic.twitter.com/tqYu9h4ZZS— Dr Reginah Mhaule (@ReginahMhaule) November 24, 2020