More arrests made in leakage of Malawi MSCE exams

It is a national-wide  leakage of the 2013 Malawi School  Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations following the arrests of students across the country daily with the latest being one student and three other people in Dedza district.

The four have been arrested for being found with Geography examination paper.

Dedza Police spokesman Edward Kabango told Nyasa Times that 24 year old Eric Maxwell who was sitting for his examinations at Dedza Secondary School as external students left his phone with an invigilator upon entering
the examination room.

Then a message came on the phone notifying the student that the answers for the paper have been sent.

Kabango: More arrests

Kabango: More arrests

The invigilator then cross checked the information on the phone and the original paper which were similar.

He then informed the police who upon asking the student, he confessed he cheated and was by  assisted the three others who have been nabbed.

The student confessed to have done the same during Social Studies, Physical Science and Biology according to Sergeant Kabango.

Maxwell hails from Chimasula Village T/A Kaphuka in Dedza.

The other three Tawina Mtambo 27, Alfred Chimoto who hails from Nyangu Village T/A Kaphuka in Dedza and Innocent Chankhumba 23 from Taonanji Village T/A Masula Lilongwe.

Since the examinsations commenced last week, there have been a spate of arrests connecting to leakage of the papers.

There have been arrests at Chichiri Secondary School, one at Liwazi Anglican Church Cluster Centre in Nkhotakota while in Lilongwe, a student was arrested at Likuni Boys Secondary School, two at Chipasula Secondary School and one at Chimutu Cluster Centre.

Teachers were also arrested in Chiradzulu.

Chichiri Secondary School candidates admitted to a charge of gaining access to examination materials without authority which is contrary to Maneb Act, Chapter 3004, Section 14, Sub-Section 2A.

Mzuzu Government Secondary School Form Four students staged a protest after suspecting that some candidates had benefited from the leakage.

Malawi National Examination Board (Maneb) director of security Robert Harawa could not say whether this meant that there was a nationwide leak of examination papers.

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