Cape Town - About 12 000 students have been affected by the postponement of certain exams at Unisa after question papers were leaked.

The university announced on Tuesday that question papers for four modules, scheduled to be written during the May and June exams, had been leaked.

An internal investigation into where the leaks had occurred and the extent of the leak was under way.

“In the long term we are looking at tightening the examination management system,” said university spokesperson Martin Ramotshela.

The affected modules were: specific financial reporting, distinctive financial reporting, group financial reporting and financial planning and control.

The exams, which were scheduled to be written between Wednesday and Monday, were postponed until further notice, pending the resetting of questions.

The university said students would be informed of the postponement and the new dates for the exams.

“We regret the inconvenience caused to students as well as the negative impact of this incident on our reputation, but we however urge the public to assist in protecting the integrity of our institution and our qua-lifications by reporting unlawful possession of leaked examination papers to the university or to the police.”

* Unisa’s ethics hotline can be reached on 0800 869 693.

Cape Argus