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The Congress of SA Students (Cosas) wants the HIV/Aids test results of individuals to be published in national newspapers to justify its call for the need to ban matric results from being printed in newspapers.
Cosas president general Thlologelo Malatje said yesterday that the publication of matric results in newspapers was “illegal” because this (matric results) was “a privacy issue”.
“Why don’t you then publicise HIV/Aids results of everyone in the same way as these matric results,” he asked.
The publication of the results in newspapers added pressure on pupils who did not pass and also led to some of them committing suicide.
Cosas also threatened the “worst” and to “render the country ungovernable” if its views were not listened to.
Meanwhile, people on social networks poked fun at Cosas’s statement, which referred to matric as “metric”.
@sentletse tweeted: “The person who issued that Cosas press statement must have failed matric as well. He/she talks about ‘metric results’.”
@RamsGfele tweeted: “I doubt they know ho to write a formal letter . with 13 yrs of education!”