The Department of Basic Education has cautioned the public about fake social media posts suggesting that some matric examination question papers have been leaked.
“The posts are fake, misleading, and seek to cause unnecessary confusion and panic. The examinations are proceeding well without any major incidents reported.
“The department wishes to reassure National Senior Certificate candidates, their parents, guardians, and members of the public that there have been no examination paper leaks nor an announcement about any rewrite of any papers whatsoever,” the department said in a statement.
The department said Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga has made no such announcement about any incident related to examinations, adding that the social media posts are a pure fabrication and malicious.
“The department can confirm that week three of the NSC exams concludes today and, since the start of the examinations, no serious irregularities have occurred.
“This implies that the measures put in place to secure the examinations are working well thus far. A total of 136 of the 231 question papers have already been written, and today is day 15 of the 28-day examination period,” the department said.
The department urged learners to continue to apply their minds with diligence to this all-important examination and not to be distracted.