With the year moving to its inevitable end, a lot is taking place in South Africa’s education universe. Pupils are gearing up to take their matric. With success in that exam comes a lot of prospects, so expectations are pretty high across South Africa.
Aware that some students might want to cheat their way to success in the examination, South Africa’s Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga had issued a stern warning to all the students sitting for the NSC, warning that dire consequences await those who cheat in the exam.
It isn’t all words and no action though. According to the minister, measures have also been put in place to ensure that there are no paper leaks and to deal with those involved in case such should happen.
According to multiple reports about 800,000 pupils will be taking matric this year. The majority of those are also said to be full-time pupils. Of course, sitting for matric does not automatically translate to passing the exam.
But with the high success rate in the exam so far, it is unlikely there will be a mass failure rate this year – cheating or no cheating. Well, stay tuned for the outcome if you please.