ActionSA Calls for Arrest of Teachers Involved in Matric Exam Cheating Scandal

ActionSA is calling for the arrest of the teachers who allegedly used WhatsApp to provide answers to students during the matric exams in Mpumalanga.

It is alleged that monies were paid to the teachers and there is a revelation by the Department’s Spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, that they are investigating this exam cheating scandal. Those teachers who have been found to have acted unlawfully must be discharged, prosecuted and jailed.

ActionSA is calling for the Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga, to urgently suspend the alleged conspirators and nullify the results of the learners who have been found to have unduly benefitted from the cheating scheme involved to safeguard what integrity is left in the matric examination process and the subsequent results.

Copying and cheating in exams is criminal and all the perpetrators must be brought to book. The corrupt teachers have acted disgracefully and must face the full might of the law.

We urge, in the strongest terms possible, that the Minister of Basic Education, her MEC in Mpumalanga and all officials to act decisively and mitigate that damage this will have of the integrity of matric examination process, particularly for those studious learners who studied hard and obeyed the rules.

It is not every student and every learner that is corrupt, and they should not be painted with the same brush. It is important that this matter is resolved speedily.