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Hundreds of Grade 12s Caught Cheating by Blackberry

Hundreds of Grade 12s Caught Cheating by Blackberry

Hundreds of Grade 12 pupils at state high schools will have to retake their biology exam after the Ministry of Education confirmed that they had cheated.

Officials at the ministry were alerted by teachers from across the country that the exam had been leaked to pupils via BlackBerry Messenger.

In total 633 pupils knew the questions to an exam 24,727 pupils sat on June 21.

Officials at the ministry were alerted by teachers from across the country that the exam had been leaked to pupils via BlackBerry Messenger.

A committee including all of the education zone directors and examination monitors was set up to take action. Culprits were identified through interviews and a thorough review of all biology papers to identify a pattern of cheating.

Investigations are continuing into who had leaked the paper to pupils.

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