Language error cause of Maths Paper 2 confusion


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Language editing and typesetting processes had impacted matrics’ ability to answer Question 5.1 of the Maths Paper 2.
This is the finding of the independent panel that probed concerns that the question was impossible to solve.
Education quality assurance body, Umalusi’s Council chairperson, Professor Yunus Ballim says that the panel had evaluated the documents related to the setting up of the Maths Paper 2 exam.
They also interviewed the examiners, internal and external moderators, and language editors.
Umalusi had advised the Basic Education Department to exclude the faulty question in its entirety from the marking.
Therefore, no marks were allocated for the exam question. This means that the exam was marked out of 143, and not 150.
Meanwhile, Umalusi has given its stamp of approval for the release of the 2022 matric exam results.
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga will announce the overall results on Thursday and Grade 12 students will get their individual results on Friday.


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