ISSUED BY THOMAS MAHLANGU
GENERAL SECRETARY, UNITED DEMOCRATIC STUDENTS' MOVEMENT
United Democratic Students' Movement (UDESMO) would like to wish all learners
and students the best of luck in their end of the year examinations.
Normally during this time of the year, stress levels are high, panic and
uncertainty seem to rule the minds of all learners and students alike. In order
to evade this unhealthy and periodic lifestyle, UDESMO advises learners and
students to avoid last minute planning and studying. The use of excessive
amounts of caffeine and energy boosters, an unbalanced diet and lack of sleep
are also not solutions.
Cheating during examinations is like the dreaded HIV/AIDS that seemingly cannot
be cured, but can and must be prevented by all means possible. With current
legislation, a student or learner found cheating could face serious legal
charges that can be damaging to their future. In essence, UDESMO calls upon
every learner and student in South Africa to practice safe study habits and
approach to examinations.
UDESMO also calls upon all education departments, education officials and
teachers to fight against the leaking and/or selling of examination papers to
learners and students.
Mr TP Mahlangu
UDESMO General Secretary
072 158 1351
8 October 2001