WhatsApp allegedly used to cheat on matric exams

Reports indicate that WhatsApp groups were used to share exam questions while the 2022 matric exams were ongoing.
It is alleged that teachers were charging up to R1 500 for students to join a WhatsApp group where they would receive exam answers.
The Department of Basic Education says it is probing these allegations.

As the matric exams reach their end, new reports are emerging that possible cheating has taken place across a series of WhatsApp groups.

The scandal was first reported by the Sunday Times (paywall), which alleges that over 370 pupils in Mpumalanga were involved in the cheating.

Reportedly, matric pupils on certain WhatsApp groups were paying teachers up to R1 500 to share answers during exam sessions. One of these groups was called “Road to Varsity” where teachers…

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