A fake post about the outcomes of matric results has been making the rounds on social media. The Department of Basic Education has addressed these accusations ahead of the release of the 2021 matric results.
A number of fake news sites published an article accusing the Amapiano music Genre of being the cause of a shocking matric failure.
All the sites have a statement citing that 32% of matriculations had failed in the class of 2021.
This post evoked emotions amongst people on social media, with many finding it humorous.
In as much as the false Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) statement might have convinced people that this post was legit, it is important that we learn to verify things before believing and sharing them.
On social media content is easily shared and consumed, reaching a number of unimaginable eyes.
Gauteng Education has dismissed the claims and has publicly made mention that the department had no hand in this statement, nor is there any truth it either.
To show that there was really no proof of this, the statement was not published by official education department, nor was there a media release on the GDE official website.
Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga will be announcing the outcome of the results of the 2021 NSC examinations on 20 January 2022.