Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Improper language at matric exam forbidden

By Marthe van der Wolf
20 November 2007


Matric candidates have been reminded by the Department of Education that improper language will not be accepted in exam answer papers. Matric students in the province have to rewrite their English first Language Higher Grade Paper 2 on Friday, after a leak that occured at one school in the province.

Many matric candidates have expressed their frustrations about the rewrite in emails and messages which were sent to the Department and the media.

“Some comments have been excessively rude and crude and some have been unacceptable,” says Brian Schreuder of the Department of Education.

Before the exam, the matrics will be reminded that Examination Instruction 5 says any personal, improper or other remarks that do not exclusively answer the questions could lead to any form of penalty at the department discretion.

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