On 22 May 2019, Unisa announced that examination scripts for the 2019 May/June exams were leaked and , in turn, purchased by students. 8 out of 2 600 UNISA modules were identified by Unisa (including modules such as FAC3701, FAC3704 and MAC3701) as to have been leaked.
Upon news of this information, precautionary measures were taken by the university. This included conducting an internal audit as well as informing the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) and the Commercial Crime Investigating Unit (CCIU) of the situation.
UNISA recently provided an update that progress in the investigation have been positive. Individuals who took part in wrongdoing will soon be identified and charged.
Students who are known to have taken part in these criminal activities will not only have their modules cancelled, but will also be referred to the Student Disciplinary Unit (SDU) for disciplinary and investigatory purposes.
If found guilty, students could face a maximum of five (5) years suspension from the university. Examinations will, however, continue as per schedule and all exams will be marked. If a student are suspiciously deemed to have access to an affected examination paper and has been made use of, the script will be sent to the investigators for further assessment. The rest of the UNISA results will be released as per usual.
Students who walked out of the examination room upon realization that the exam may have been compromised will be afforded another opportunity to write their examination, which the details will be communicated to students at a later date.
If you have knowledge or know of anyone who has information regarding the leaking of the UNISA examination scripts, please report it to the Fraud/Corruption hotline at 0800 203 785 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org