‘Don’t cheat’, pupils told

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MATRICULANTS from various schools in King William’s Town – and surrounding areas – committed themselves to their final examinations at a well-attended pledge-signing ceremony held at St Thomas Private School last Friday.

LEADING THE WAY: St Thomas Private School majorettes ready to escort the Eastern Cape department of education delegation. The school choir entertained the visitors with song as they entered the school premises Picture: SHANE CHRISTIAN

After listening attentively to speakers from the department of education, the more than 200 matriculants from Charles Morgan, Dale College, Forbes Grant, Hoërskool De Vos Malan, Kingsridge High, Qonce High, St Thomas Private, St Christopher’s and West Bank High put pen to paper and signed a pledge on behalf of the 105000 matriculants in the province.

Provincial acting chief director for examination and assessment, Mzimhle Mabona, said all measures were in place to curb cheating. Cheating of any nature is bad because if you cheat, you steal and that is where corruption started in our country,” Mabona said.

“Don’t go into it …don’t even practise it because cheating is bad.”

“If you happen to fail, it’s fine. There is always a second chance in life. It’s not the end of the road.

“You will be signing the pledge on behalf of all 922 schools, 122 part-time centres and 105000 part-time and full-time matriculants in the province where you commit yourselves to uphold the principles of honesty and comply with all the rules.”

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