Ministry Cautions Against Bogus SMS Circulation

THE Ministry of Education has warned pupils to be wary of an anonymous SMS doing the rounds on the release date of the Junior Secondary Certificate for Grade 10 and 12 results.

The SMS is claiming that the results will be released on 2627 November 2014. It reads: To all JSC and NSSC remember that your final exams will be out this week on 2627 November 2014 midnight on the website or via SMS. SMS your name and candidate number to 2929. Thanks in aance- Ministry of Education.” The Ministry’s spokesperson Johanna Absalom has confirmed that the ministry is not the author of the SMS.

“The Ministry would therefore like to assure the learners, parents and the public that the SMS content is false and unfounded. The Ministry has no agreement or any links to the website in the provision and release of results,” Absalom says.

Although the SMS line 2929 is the ministry’s official number to which learners usually SMS their details to access their results, Absalom says the line is not yet officially opened for release of the Grade 10 and Grade 12 national examinations results for 2014. Absalom says once the date for the release of results has been confirmed, it will inform learners, parents and the public accordingly.

Source : The Namibian