Pupils ‘quarantined’ from violence at secret matric exam camp


Pupils ‘quarantined’ from violence at secret matric exam camp

FREE TO READ | Mom sold Tupperware to make sure her child joined the 1,000 who have been safely hidden away


Irene Gaedie was determined to prevent violent crime and sporadic service delivery protests in her township from disrupting her youngest daughter Kelebogile’s matric exams.

So from March, the mother of five earnestly began saving a little money every month from the sale of Tupperware, which was used to help the North West education department cover the costs of keeping her daughter and 1,299 other pupils at a secret venue for the 36 days scheduled for the exams.

Last Monday, Kelebogile and fellow matriculants from 10 high schools in the crime-ridden townships of Khuma, Kanana and Jouberton in Klerksdorp were whisked off to the “incubation centre for learning” outside the town, where they will be writing exams under tight security...

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