An Investigation is underway at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) after it emerged that four psychology exam papers were leaked.
In a statement, the university said an immediate investigation has confirmed that the exam papers were circulated on social media saying that they were moving quickly to identify the culprits.
“We are moving quickly to identify the individuals concerned and will be following established disciplinary procedures. It is regrettable that a small number of people have added to the stress of this year’s examinations. We have taken corrective action to ensure the fairness of the examination process,” read the statement.
More than 1000 third-year students will now have to rewrite their exams, including those that were written two weeks ago.
This comes after the university said new papers have been prepared and students will rewrite their exams next week. This includes both students who passed and those who failed.
“In the interest of maintaining academic integrity, all affected Psychology students will have to rewrite the examinations,” read the statement.
“In terms of the University’s contingency plans and in fairness to all students, the leaked papers in question were cancelled and new papers have been prepared.”
The university said going forward, it would ensure that the examination process will be secured.
UKZN management has expressed its regret for any inconvenience caused.