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SADTU says rewriting of leaked exam papers is “unfair and premature”

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SADTU took to Twitter to confirm that it is set to oppose the proposal by the DBE to have matriculants rewrite the Mathematics and Physical Science papers because of the leaks.

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) took to Twitter on Sunday, 6 December 2020, to assert that it is to file an urgent court interdict against the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) decision on the matric exam rewrites. The aim is to reverse the call by the department to have the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 exams rewritten, after the initial question papers were leaked.

In explaining the reasoning for the opposition in the thread, SADTU stated, “Based on the initial investigation, which has shown that the number of learners who may have seen the papers are less than 200 out of the 390 000 who wrote the paper, there is no basis for a national rewrite.”

SADTU further described the department’s decision as “unfair and premature because the investigation has not been concluded.” The 2020 matric learners have had one of the most disruptive and tumultuous years, mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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