South Africa’s Constitutional Court on Monday said conduct which saw a matric candidate denied access to an examination room because of failure to attend extra lessons was unacceptable, ruling that stopping him from writing the exam was “a violation of the pupil’s right to education”. Times Live reports that in its judgement, the court held that matric exams fell within the meaning of basic education protected by the constitution, concluding that the acting principal’s conduct that resulted in the pupil missing the exam clearly amounted to a violation of the right. The court ordered the department to grant the pupil an opportunity to write the missed examination before January 15 and that his results must be released with other 2020 National Senior Certificate examination results.