Since the announcement that all matriculants will re-write Mathematics Paper 2 and Physical Science Paper 2, the student body COSAS has expressed their intention to take the Basic Education Department to court.
On the 15th of December, the maths paper 2 exam is expected to be re-written and the Physical Science paper 2 is set to be written on the 17th of Decemeber 2020.
The student body plans to go to court to challenge Angie Motshekga's decision to have the Grade 12 learners rewrite the leaked exam papers.
It was confirmed that the exam papers were leaked by an employee from a Johannesburg-based company that was contracted to print matric exam papers.
An interview was done with a Grade 12 learner, Khadidja Ndlovu, who has expressed her frustration after hearing that all matric learners have to rewrite those leaked exam papers.
According to Ndlovu, it is unacceptable that all learners are being punished even though all of them did not have access to those leaked exams.
“This is not fair because we have never even received those question papers. We don’t even have access. The people that should be punished are people from the DBE. We have nothing to do with this and I am really disappointed,” says Ndlovu.
Which is why COSAS has decided to stand up and fight against this decision. They have asked all matriculants to not rewrite those leaked papers.
Douglas Ngobeni, COSAS national spokesperson, said that they do not accept the decision made by Motshekga.
“The Department of Basic Education is just clowning around. We reject the rewriting of the paper. Our learners must not go to the classrooms to write the paper. And we are also taking the Department of Basic Education to court to stop that arrangement,” says Ngobeni.