WCED urges students to “check their pockets” before exams

The Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) has urged matriculants to check their pockets for notes or cellphones before writing their exams.

The department has warned that forgetting phones or answers will not be considered an excuse for cheating.

The WCED has also warned that students who are found cheating during their exams will be barred from the exam and could lose their qualification altogether.

In addition, the department has warned that leaking an examination paper could lead to criminal charges.

The WCED’s warning comes after more than 30 students were found with notes or phones during the 2022 matric exams.

Students are cautioned against cheating, as it could impact their future and even lead to criminal charges.

WCED urges students to “check their pockets” before exams

The Western Cape Department of Education (WCED) has urged matriculants to check their pockets for notes or cellphones before writing their exams.

The department has warned that forgetting phones or answers will not be considered an excuse for cheating.

Cheating in matric exams could lead to criminal charges

Students who are found cheating during their exams will be barred from the exam and could lose their qualification altogether.

In addition, leaking an examination paper could lead to criminal charges.

Students warned against using phones or notes during exams

Cellphones and any notes will not be allowed during the matric exams. Students are cautioned against using them, as they could be caught and penalized.

Matriculants warned that cheating could impact their future

Cheating could have serious consequences for matriculants, including being barred from the exam, losing their qualification, and even facing criminal charges.

Cheating? Where?

In 2022, a group of Mpumalanga students were investigated for paying up to R1,500 for answers to their matric exams. As one more security measure for future exams, students will be asked to register their phones to prevent cheating via WhatsApp or other chat-apps.

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