Department of Education accept court ruling

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Department of Basic Education decided to accept the ruling with reservations, of the North Gauteng High regarding the rewrite decision of Mathematics Paper 2 as well as Physical Sciences Paper 2.

The North Gauteng High court in Pretoria on Friday, set aside the decision that required candidates to rewrite the two leaked examination question papers.

In a media statement issued on Saturday, the department of Education said after consultation the Director-General, it decided not to appeal the decision of the court. There will be no rewrite on the 15th and 17th December 2020 as initially announced by the Department.

“The Department and the sector are, with respect, disappointed about the judgment, but for the sake of not compounding the situation for the class of 2020 it has been decided not to appeal the judgment although there are, with respect, grounds to do so.” Read a statement.

 The Department will continue with its investigation into the leaks alongside the investigation being conducted by The Hawks.

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