Basic Education has launched an investigation after maths paper 2 leaked
The question paper is said to have leaked in the early hours of Monday morning before students wrote the test.
“The origins of the leak are not clear as yet but the matric students who had access to the question paper are appear to be located in the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces,” said Elijah Mhlanga, Head of communications at the department of basic education.
Parents and students alike are outraged at the news and are questioning the security of the distribution of the question papers.
“It’s quite upsetting to find out such news about the question paper leaking, it makes you question the security and integrity of the department of education,” shared a disgruntled parent.
“We don’t know whether we will have to re-write the paper or not, and this is unfair because we studied, and now we have to suffer because of a few culprits,” shared Mthokozisi Ziqubu.
The department of education says they will investigate the matter thoroughly and identify the learners who had access to the question paper. The department also added that the culprits at the center of this despicable act will be dealt with harshly.
“Department of basic education remains committed to ensuring the credibility and integrity of this important public examination,” concluded Mhlanga.
Chairperson of education portfolio committee in KwaZulu-Natal, Jomo Sibiya, said only Gauteng and Limpopo will re-write the paper.