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SADTU welcomes ruling on matric exam rewrites  

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SADTU took to Twitter on the day of its win against the DBE, over the rewriting of leaked matric exams, to reflect on the victory.

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU) took to Twitter on Friday, 11 December 2020, to share excerpts of its win against the Department of Basic Education (DBE) regarding the rewriting of leaked matric exams. Specifically, the Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2 exams were set to be rewritten.

The department had reasoned that the rewriting of the exams would instil integrity in the education system. SADTU and other educational bodies opposed the rewrites by suggesting that, considering the number of learners that were privy to the papers beforehand, it would be nonsensical to have an entire grade rewrite the exams.

In winning the court case, the union has a newfound confidence in the strength of unions. In addressing the ruling, SADTU explained that the court perceived the proposed rewrites as “irregular, unlawful, [and] must be reviewed and set aside.”

See the post below.

Sabelo Makhubo
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