UNITED DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT

MEDIA RELEASE

 

EXAM FEVER

STATEMENT ISSUED BY THOMAS MAHLANGU
GENERAL SECRETARY, UNITED DEMOCRATIC STUDENTS' MOVEMENT

The 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.

Enquiries:
Mr TP Mahlangu
UDESMO General Secretary
072 158 1351

Pretoria
8 October 2001