Late last week the University of South Africa (Unisa) confirmed that examination papers scheduled to be written during the May/June exams were compromised, after it was discovered that some students may have leaked the papers.
According to Times Live, Unisa said earlier this week that it was working with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), the Commercial Crime Investigating Unit and their Internal Audit team to investigate the leak, and students found guilty of leaking the exam papers could be suspended from the institution for up to five years.
“The university is confident that the alleged perpetrators will be apprehended soon and they will face the full might of the justice system,” said a Unisa spokesperson.
The institution adds that all examinations will continue as scheduled and all scripts will be marked, and where there is a strong suspicion that a student may have had access to the affected examination paper, the script concerned will be sent to the investigators for further assessment.
“Internally within the university, we wish to emphasise that for those students found to have participated in this fraudulent activity, not only will their modules be cancelled and the marks withdrawn, but they will also be referred to the Student Disciplinary Unit for investigation and disciplinary action. If found guilty, they also face up to a maximum of five years suspension from the university,” concluded Unisa.[Source – Times Live]