THE Department of Basic Education has assured matric pupils that there is no truth to social media posts suggesting that some question papers have been leaked.
Basic Education spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga said the posts are fake, misleading and seek to cause unnecessary confusion.
Mhlanga said there have been no serious irregularities since the start of the exams.
“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 Minister of Basic Education Mrs Angie Motshekga has made no such announcement about any incident related to examinations. The social media posts are a pure fabrication and malicious.
“The examinations are proceeding well without any major incidents reported.
“The department wishes to reassure the National Senior Certificate candidates, their parents and guardians and members of the public that there have been no examinations paper leaks nor an announcement about any rewrite of any papers whatsoever,” Mhlanga said.