I AM quite impressed with the way the Muir College assessment committee handled the exam case ("Two Muir College matrics in probe over exam 'irregularity'", September 21). I just wonder whether the "concerned parent" who is mentioned in the article knows there is supposed to be an irregularity assessment committee at every school to deal with irregularities.
An irregularity can happen at any school. No school is immune to irregularities.
No school or teacher has any control over what the pupils of the school are capable of. I would like to commend Nigel Hopley for the way the case has been handled.
It just saddens me that the concerned parent who doesn't want to be named is only concerned about Muir College. What about the five other schools in the Eastern Cape where irregularities also took place? Are those schools also going to be mentioned in the newspaper?
I am concerned that the focus is on the two pupils who are being probed. What about the rest of the boys who are not involved in this case?
Muir College is currently the reigning Varsity College Quiz champions. On the same day that the quiz boys represented Muir College so very well on AlgoaFM's Breakfast show, this report appears in the newspaper.
I want to sing those boys' praises who want to keep the name of the school high. They are truly "second to none boys". I pray for the boys who are being probed and hope they have learnt a good lesson.
F Nelson, Port Elizabeth