Minister Debbie Schäfer to caution NSC candidates about cheating

Debbie Schafer, MPP

Western Cape Ministry of Education

Tomorrow, Thursday 16th October 2014, Minister Debbie Schäfer will be visiting Good Hope Seminary High School to caution candidates about cheating ahead of the 2014 NSC examinations and to witness the signing of the National Senior Certificate pledge.

In the coming days, candidates across the Province will be signing a voluntary pledge that, amongst other things, shows their commitment to comply with all rules and regulations relevant to the NSC exams.

These regulations include following the instructions of the invigilators and not participating in any wrongdoing, for example, trying to bring unauthorised materials or electronic devices, including cell phones, into the exam centre.

Tomorrow, Minister Schäfer will witness the signing of the pledge by candidates from Good Hope Seminary High School.

The Minister will be cautioning the learners about cheating in the exams and will explain how cheating can result in serious consequences.

The media will also be given details as to how many candidates were disqualified in 2013 due to irregularities in the NSC.

Date:              Thursday 16th October 2014

Time:               09:00

Venue:           Good Hope Seminary High School, Hope Street, Gardens, Cape Town