Matric Exams: Pupil disqualified for possession of banned gadget
The pupil was disqualified for possession of a banned gadget during the course of the matric exams on Monday.
The 2023 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations (matric exams) might have started on a smooth note but encountered some rough patches in Gauteng.
LEARNER FOUND WITH CELLPHONE DURING MATRIC EXAMS
This after a Grade 12 pupil was disqualified for possession of a banned gadget during the course of the exam on Monday, 30 October.
The matrics sat for the English Home Language Paper 1 and English First Additional Language Paper 1 yesterday.
The GDE said that most candidates were present and honoured all rules and regulations as expected. However, encountered a few instances of absenteeism among full-time candidates and of course the learner who was found with a cellphone.
“One candidate was caught with a cellphone in the exam centre, which is not allowed.”GDE
CONSEQUENCES OF THE GRADE 12 LEARNER’S ACTIONS
In such an instance, the GDE said the candidate might not be resulted on the subject in question, which is disadvantageous towards their final results.
“Candidates are discouraged from transgressing their pledge. Candidates are urged to always adhere to exam rules and regulations to maintain the integrity of the examinations and their future,” said GDE.
Also, GDE reminded the Candidates not to disrupt any examination proceedings while in the examination room as this will lead to immediate removal from the examination room and such candidates will be barred from continuing to write their examination paper.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN FOUND GUILTY OF CHEATING MATRIC EXAMS
The matric Class of 2023 was also reminded that if they are found guilty of any act of dishonesty, they will not only have their results nullified, but they will be barred from the stipulated number of future examination cycles depending on the severity of their dishonesty.
“Candidates need to accept the dire consequences of their dishonesty and understand how it impacts on them being able to complete the NSC qualification,” GDE clarified.
Besides cell phones not being allowed in exam rooms, DBE has instructed that no wrist watches be allowed for the NSC 2023 examination either. This is to eliminate all possible means via which learners can access and/or share information digitally and online while writing their examination, according to DBE.