Turning up the heat: hotline set up to prevent matric cheating
Education department says pupils who fail to report exam leaks ‘will be deemed as being complicit’
In a bid to prevent a repeat of last year’s disastrous matric paper leaks, the department of basic education has set up a special WhatsApp hotline service for pupils to report irregularities.
A pupil who fails to report to the hotline or the school principal cases in which a question paper or parts thereof were forwarded to him/her via email, SMS, WhatsApp or any other electronic means “will be deemed as being complicit”.
The move follows last year’s leaks through WhatsApp groups of maths and physical science papers 2...