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Umalusi approves KZN results of the 2014 senior certificate exams

Umalusi, a council for quality assurance in general and further education and training. In a statement issued by Umalusi on 11 august 2014, the approval was granted for the release of the 2014 senior certificate results in all provinces except Kwazulu-Natal (KZN).

Umalusi took a decision to withhold results in KZN, after a number of systemic irregularities were detected.

49 of the 95 centres that were part of the original sample of audited scripts.

After the full-scale investigation

done by The Department of Basic Education (DBE), it was discovered that in KZN a total number of 46 322 candidates had registered for the examination in 365 centre across the province.

The investigative audit was managed by the KZN Provincial Department of Education under the supervision of the DBE, While Umalusi monitored the investigative.

A team of thirty nine (39) subjects’ specialists were commissioned to conduct the investigation.

Fourteen (14) subjects were selected for the audit based on the disproportionately high provincial performance in these subjects, compared to the national average, as confirmed by Umalusi.

After a month long investigation, Umalusi received the report on 09 September, based on the evidence presented.

152 Kwazulu-Natal (KZN) examination centres have been granted approval to release the may/june senior certificate examination results

It is clear that the irregularities were widespread. However umalusi then took a decision not to approve the release of results at the remaining 203 centres where gross irregularities were found across subjects or where the investigation is not yet complete.

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