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DA challenges Umalusi over mark changing

South Africa’s official opposition says it will challenge the education quality assurance body, Umalusi, to state publicly how much the marks in the nationally set matriculation subjects have been adjusted upwards.

The results — which are being released to pupils around the country on Thursday — will be officially released by national Education Minister Naledi Pandor in Cape Town later.

Pandor will present the senior certificate results live on the state broadcaster — the South African Broadcasting Corporation — at 1pm, and hold a press conference at 1.45pm.

Democratic Alliance spokesperson George Boinamo noted that the nationally set subjects included mathematics, English second language, science, accountancy, biology and history.

“The public should be informed specifically if the marks were adjusted upwards, if so, by how much in each subject, and what the reasons were for the need to adjust the marks upwards,” said Boinamo. – I-Net Bridge

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