Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) has admitted that some examination papers in the just ended Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) were leaked.
Maneb spokesperson Gerald Chilunda said on Tuesday that English Literature, Mathematics and Life Skills papers were leaked and pupils from some schools especially in Lilongwe cheated.
Chilunda said investigations carried out by police and Maneb established that three police officers from the National Police Headquarters, a mechanic based in Lilongwe and some teachers from Lomu Private School in Lilongwe are implicated in the cheat.
But he did not commit himself whether the leaked papers or the entire exams would be written again.
“We shall discuss the issue with our mother ministry, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for the way forward. But we have ways of sorting that out since we have the list of the names of the centres where the papers leaked,” said Chilunda.
He said the leakage was not for complete papers but some questions only.
Maneb’s findings come after the local media reported of the leakage of some papers but Maneb did not confirm the development at that time.
The 2012 Malawi School Certificate of Education exams were administered from May to early June.