STATEMENT ISSUED BY KWAZI MPUMLWANA
UDESMO NATIONAL PRESIDENT
United Democratic Students' Movement (UDESMO) strongly condemns the act of
defiance, seemingly displayed by the two pupils from Lenasia (Johannesburg) who
failed to appear before a Gauteng Education Department irregularity panel after
they were accused of cheating in this year's matric examinations.
The whole issue surrounding the security of matric exam marks, leaking of papers
and cheating in examinations is something, which the department of education and
the rest of South Africa need to take seriously. We must be genuinely concerned
about the future and the development of our country. The success of that future
rests on a good and uncorrupt education.
UDESMO strongly appeals to government and the department of education to take
very decisive action against the system administrator in the Mpumalanga
department of education who was caught on camera accepting money for tampering
with matric marks.
Mr Kwazi Mpumlwana
UDESMO National President
09 November 2001