Laingsburg High School’s matric results mystery

"They had no idea that there was a problem until the matric results were released."
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Laingsburg High School matric

Twenty five Laingsburg High School pupils were frantic after receiving incomplete matric results because their History II paper went missing.

According to Wayne Willemse his daughter Chloe did very well but was shocked to see that her history mark was missing, despite having written both papers.

It came to light that 24 other Laingsburg High School students also had incomplete matric results and they were now concerned about how they would register and complete their applications for tertiary education.

Willemse says they had no idea that there was a problem until the matric results were released.

“The parents want to know why it took so long to say the history papers are gone, now we sit!”

The distraught parents set up a meeting with Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to find out what had happened to the results.

WCED spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said they launched an investigation and discovered that the History II paper had not been delivered to the department.

The exam scripts were eventually found securely locked away at the school, with the electronic lock intact and inside a sealed tamper-proof courier bag.

Arrangements have been made for the marking and moderation of the scripts and the results are expected on Saturday.

The missing matric results will be available for collection at Laingsburg High School.

The district director had met with the parents on Thursday afternoon to explain this process.

“We are very disappointed that this error occurred and further investigation is under way to determine why the scripts were not submitted to the WCED, as required.”

More: News24

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