3 teachers, 1 invigilator arrested over cheating as PSLC exams end

The Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education (PSLC) examinations end this Friday with a few anomalies including the arrest of three teachers and an invilagator in the districts of Dowa and Mchinji respectively over cheating.

Overall, there was a “smooth” administration of the exams across the country, according to Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) public relations officer (PRO), Mayamiko Chiwaya.

According to Chiwaya, the Board had, to among others, pay invigilators, supervisors and the entire human resource involved in the administration of the exams way ahead.

But Nyasa Times has learnt that three teachers and an invigilator were reported arrested over alleged cheating.

The three teachers—Gift Kalimba Banda, Jacob Mumba and Martin Banda—were arrested at Bowe Primary School in Dowa for allegedly aiding secondary school students to sit exams on behalf of Standard 8 pupils who were absent.

Gift Kalimba Banda, Nyasa Times has found out, is headmaster for the school.

Mponela police spokesperson, Kondwani Kandiado, said in an interview that the three would appear in court soon for “contravening” with Maneb statutes.

The secondary school students are Robson Anderson, Memory Khesa—both Form One—and Tapamika Mwenda of Form Four.

Another teacher, James Kapesa, who was an invigilator, was also arrested after Maneb staff caught him red-handed giving out answers to candidates.

About 298 000 sat for this year’s PLSCE examinations, according to Maneb.

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Kaitano
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Kaitano

Palibepo za chilendo apa , anthu akumaba ndalama zoti zikanagula mankhwala in the hospital inu mukudandaula ndi za mayeso? After all PLSCE is just a paper for nothing, why arresting people for useless things? You are failing to arrest those who killed Buleya, stupid useless police!

Joni
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Joni

“ALL OF THEM ARE NORTHERNERS I GUESS……………..” ndipo anawo onse akhoza to Mzuzu Government or Nkhata Bay Sec Schools………then with Quota to UNIMA and will work ku UK ku Malawian Embassy……..uku wina olimbikira akusiyidwa chifukwa chochokera kwina kwake……….cry my beloved country!

Alegria
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Alegria

Mupweteketsa ana osalakwa after hardworking for eight years. Shame

National CEO
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National CEO

Why on earth should a teacher who had done all his/her work properly resort to cheating?

Mdjomba
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Mdjomba

Zofuna aaaaaaa