Procedures in respect of Candidates
||Internal assessment irregularities involving learners must be dealt with at the level of the school or learning institution by the School Assessment Irregularities Committee (SAIC) in accordance with the policy provided by the assessment body.
||Where the candidate does not comply with the minimum requirements of any component of the Internal assessment mark, the following applies:
||In the event of a valid reason for failure to comply, the candidate must be allowed the opportunity to redo the task. "Valid reason", in this context, constitutes the following:
||Medical reasons as supported by a valid medical certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner;
||Humanitarian reasons, e.g. the death of an immediate family member, supported by valid written evidence;
||The learner appearing in a court hearing, supported by written evidence; or
||Any other reasons that may be considered valid by the Head of Department or his or her nominee.
||Candidates must be reminded that the fabrication of evidence in general and especially in respect of the stipulations of regulation 56(2)(a) above constitutes fraud.
||Where a candidate does not comply with the minimum requirements for Internal assessment in a subject but submits a valid reason, evidence of such valid reasons must be included with the learner portfolio for that subject.
Procedures in respect of Examination Officials
||All alleged irregularities in respect of Internal assessment involving examination officials must be reported to the provincial Head of Department or his or her nominee by the Head of the Institution. Recurring cases must be reported to the National Examinations Irregularities Committee (NEIC).
||Internal assessment irregularities involving educators constitute an act of misconduct and must be dealt with in accordance with the Employment of Educators’ Act.
||Internal assessment irregularities involving officials employed in terms of the Public Service Act also constitute an act of misconduct and must be dealt with in accordance with the relevant Public Service Regulations.
||In the case of independent schools or learning institutions registered as examination centres with the relevant provincial department of education, the relevant clauses of the Service Contract entered into with the particular examination centre must be applied.