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‘Students have the right to protest if they think an exam is TOO DIFFICULT’, Reveals Minister of Education

The Minister of Basic Education in South Africa, Miss Angie Motshekga says learners have the right to protest if they find an exam paper too difficult to write.
Commenting while in Johannesburg on Thursday morning, Motshekga said the new South Africa and it’s education system was built on protests, and if students think an exam paper is too difficult, they will protest.
The minister was responding to the recent incident which took place at the University of Limpopo.
In videos that went viral on social media, hundreds of students from the University of Limpopo (UL) can be seen exiting a lecture hall because the exam they were set to write was ‘too difficult’.
UL’s spokesperson Johannes Selepe, confirmed to journalists that the video is authentic, adding that investigations are underway and action will be taken when the investigations have concluded.
“It happened last night at 18:00. They were writing educational philosophy,” Selepe told IOL.
Numerous videos are doing the rounds on social media and have sparked heated debates on topics such as #FeesMustFall and pass marks. Some ‘celebrated’ with the students while others condemned the students’ behaviour.