On Friday, Judge Norman Davis dominated that what the schooling division did was illegal and irregular.
JOHANNESBURG – While the High Court in Pretoria has put aside the Basic Education Department’s resolution to rewrite two matric examination papers after separate leaks, it stays to be seen whether or not high quality assurer Umalusi will certify the 2020 National Senior Certificate exams.
Several candidates together with South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and AfriForum took the division to court docket, difficult its resolution to rewrite the maths paper 2 and bodily science paper 2 exams.
On Friday, Judge Norman Davis dominated that what the division did was illegal and irregular.
The papers had been leaked final month, and investigations are nonetheless ongoing.
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Matriculants across the nation celebrated after the High Court in stopped the Basic Education Department’s plans to rewrite the leaked examination papers.
In its court docket papers, Umalusi argued a rewrite was the one possibility to make sure the marks of matriculants had been credible because it discovered the leaked papers to be irrevocably compromised.
Lawyer at AfriForum Willie Spies mentioned, “What may still be an issue is the decision of Umalusi as to whether or not they’ll certify the examinations.”
Student physique Congress of South African Students (Cosas) additionally welcomed the ruling, saying it was a victory for matriculants who didn’t cheat within the last exams.