COUN­CIL IN BID TO PRE­VENT CHEAT­ING IN MA­TRIC EX­AMS

Saturday Star - - METRO -

UMALUSI, the South African Coun­cil for qual­ity as­sur­ance in gen­eral and fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, yes­ter­day said it wanted the 2018 ma­tric ex­ams to be con­ducted fairly and cred­i­bly.

“It is part of Umalusi’s leg­isla­tive man­date to en­sure all as­sess­ment process and na­tional ex­ams that fall un­der its au­thor­ity com­ply with the qual­ity stan­dards set by coun­cil,” chief ex­ec­u­tive Dr Mafu Rakometsi said.

Rakometsi said Umalusi was gen­er­ally sat­is­fied that the sys­tem was ready to ad­min­is­ter the 2018 na­tional ex­ams and ma­tric pupils would sign a pledge that they would not cheat in this year’s ex­ams. Res­i­dent mon­i­tors would sent to all high risk ar­eas.

Pub­lic and in­de­pen­dent as­sess­ment bodies had been hard at work in the past few months to make sure that their exam sys­tems com­plied with Umalusi’s pol­icy and di­rec­tives re­gard­ing the ad­min­is­tra­tion, man­age­ment and con­duct of ex­ams.

Ex­ams will start on Mon­day with tech­ni­cal sub­jects. | African News Agency (ANA)

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