Examination fraud involving dozens of teachers in Mpumalanga is a cause for serious concern, but does not affect the credibility of the national senior examinations, according to teacher unions.
Teachers in the Manyeleti circuit in the Bohlabela education district are prohibited from marking matric exams following allegations of fraud involving teachers and learners.
Allegations that matric learners paid teachers to provide answers to exam papers on WhatsApp groups surfaced about a week ago.
Walter Hlaise, the provincial secretary for the South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) in Mpumalanga,said the union viewed the allegations in a serious light.
This was the first time allegations had been made of “teachers … actively [assisting] learners to cheat,…