arrangements were made for candidates to continue with their exams.
” Umalusi is pleased that all assessment bodies heeded the advice to make alternative arrangements to mitigate the possibility of load shedding particularly on the days when subjects such as Computer Applications Technology (CAT) and Information Technology (IT) were written.”
“In relation to community protests, Umalusi received reports that in instances where candidates either started the examinations later than the stipulated time or missed them completely on the scheduled date due to no fault of their own, alternative arrangements were made for the affected candidates to write the examination like every other candidate. ”
Umalusi has expressed concern about reported cases of irregularities during the examination period.
“According to the reports received from different assessment bodies, different forms of cheating were uncovered in some centres during the examinations. These include candidates found in possession of crib notes and/or cell phones, sharing of answers via WhatsApp groups, imposters were found in the examination rooms, some answer scripts had different handwritings, etc. ”
Rakometsi said those involved in these irregularities are being dealt with.
- “Based on the magnitude of the offences, different sanctions have been meted against the candidates involved such as the nullification of the results, barring the candidates from writing the examination for either 1 or 2 examination cycles.”