Matrics will not have to rewrite Maths Paper 2, which contained the allegedly unsolvable maths equation, but they may have to wait until the new year to hear if their grades will be adjusted.
The error was reported countrywide after the learners had written the exam on Monday 7 November. The complainants insisted that question 5.1 did not make any logical sense and therefore could not have a logical solution.
According to News24, department spokesperson Elijah Mhlanga reported that decisions on the matter will be made once the meeting with the quality assurance council, Umalusi, is concluded.
According to Mhlanga, the meeting is likely to take place in January.
This meeting will be attended by markers and representatives from the department and Umalusi.
News24 reported that the CEO of the teachers’ union SAOU, Chris Klopper, said they would not rewrite the paper. Instead, the question will be left out of the total mark allocation or there will be a slight adjustment.
Elijah Mhlanga said that if officials establish that the question impacted their exam, the DBE will request that the quality assurance council, Umalusi, make an adjustment of 1% or 2%.
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