70 people who took part in the marking of the matric exams 2016 had been arrested for reckless and negligent marking.
This happened after over 51 high schools file for a major remaking after most of their straight A students fail and their moderate students getting A’s on random subject.
25 of the schools who initially asked for the remarking of their students papers where private schools. 13 of them from Kwazulu Natal and 12 from Gauteng. They were later joined by another 26 public high schools from Gauteng and KZN area.
According to the Ministry of education they are still investigating and more people might get arrested for reckless marking.
This is a very serious ISSUE and anyone who is guilty will be punished accordingly, our country had never seen such DISRESPECT to education
Said Angie Motshekga as her first brief response to the matter. “Let us investigate further and we will keep the ones concerned in the light of the whole process.
According to Daily Sun one of the student who fell victim to the reckless marking had committed suicide.
The school names are withheld from media for privacy reasons.