The National Senior Certificate matric 2020 exams have been hit by the first exam paper leakage. According to the Department of Basic Education, the Mathematics Paper Two exam was leaked on Monday morning, just hours before it was set to be written.
The department of Education is not sure how it happened but the paper was leaked in Limpopo as well as in Gauteng. The investigating team is gathering evidence and a report will be submitted shortly regarding the leaked matric paper. The Department will also enlist the support of Law Enforcement Agencies to assist with the investigation.
“The Department of Basic Education is investigating the matter to establish the extent of the leak. Early sources point to the confinement of the leakage to a few learners located in these two provinces,” the department said.
“The investigating team is gathering evidence and a report will be submitted shortly. The Department will enlist the support of the Law Enforcement Agencies to assist with the investigation.”
The department has called on anyone with information regarding the leak to come forward, guaranteeing anonymity for anyone who does so.
Deputy Minister for the Department of Basic Education Dr Reginah Mhaule took to Twitter saying;
“We are very disappointed that the Mathematics Paper II has leaked. We are still investigating the origins of the leak and want to assure the public that the perpetrators of this act will [be] dealt with harshly”.