Marks soared for matrics who wrote in secret exam camp

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Marks soared for matrics who wrote in secret exam camp

The novel idea to keep 1,300 pupils away from crime and violence during exams has more than paid off

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Irene Gaedie would have been proud of her daughter Kelebogile Gaedie’s matric results.

The 20-year-old was among 1,300 pupils from 10 high schools in the crime-ridden townships of Khuma, Kanana and Jouberton in Klerksdorp, North West who were whisked off to a secret exam camp in October 2019, where they wrote their exams under tight security.

Kelebogile’s mother, as well as the other pupils' parents, agreed to have their children “quarantined” at an incubation centre, outside Klerksdorp, because they did not want violent crime and sporadic service delivery protests in the townships from disrupting their children’s exams.  ..

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