Cape Town - Tech-savvy matric candidates who plan to use the latest gadgets to help them cheat in the final exams should think twice.
The Western Cape Education Department has warned that during their training sessions all exam invigilators had been made aware of the latest advances in technology and how pupils could use these as a means to cheat.
“This includes the use of smartwatches,” said Brian Schreuder, the department’s deputy director-general for curriculum and assessment management.
In the past, candidates have been caught cheating using devices including cellphones and earphones.
Last week, Education MEC Debbie Schäfer warned that pupils caught cheating could face serious consequences such as being banned from writing the National Senior Certificate exams for up to three years. The results of a candidate found with crib notes or carrying any electronic devices can be declared null and void.