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Education official who lost matric answer sheets is now head of exams

Deputy chief education specialist’s mess-up is one of many exam blunders in Eastern Cape, report reveals

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An education department official who was implicated in losing a batch of answer scripts during the 2018 matric exams in the Eastern Cape, is now the head of exams in one of the districts.

On top of this blunder, education officials didn’t notice the papers were missing.

Mzimhle Mabona, the province’s head of assessment and exams, recommended that Loyiso Mgidi, a deputy chief education specialist, be given a written warning for scripts that were lost at Adelaide Gymnasium High School...

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