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Arrest made in connection with matric exam leaks

01 Dec 2020, 20:40 GMT+10

An arrest had been made following the leaking of matric examination papers, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said on Tuesday, eNCA reported.

This was the latest development since the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) on Tuesday said the investigation into matric examination leaks had not yet been completed and that "more work still needed to be done".

The CEM received a preliminary report on the leaks on Monday and agreed that the "credibility, integrity, and fairness of the examination cannot be compromised", hence the need for further deliberations.

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In a statement, Department of Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said the report would be processed internally and that Minister Angie Motshekga would host a media briefing later this week to make an announcement.

Last week, the CEM held an emergency meeting to consider the implications of the latest developments in the probe into the leaking of three matric question papers: Mathematics Paper 2, Physical Science Paper 2 and Life Sciences.

In addition, five Gauteng matriculants were caught cheating during their final examinations, News24 reported.

Source: News24

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