109 Students Nabbed Over Leaked Maths Paper 

109 students have been arrested on allegations of spreading the leaked Ordinary Level Mathematics Paper One, which was taken a fortnight ago.

Investigators have also identified an unspecified number of school and test administrators who are suspected of leaking the material.

According to National Police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, officials are examining 28 alleged incidences of test cheating related to the Mathematics subject.

“Police have detained 109 students on suspicion of leaking Ordinary Level Mathematics Paper One… The number of cases linked to that paper has risen from 11 to 28 nationwide. The Zimbabwe Republic Police will ensure that arrests are effected on anyone who is illegally circulating examination papers on social media and physically to the public.”

It has also been reported that officials are now considering modifying the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) Act to impose harsher punishments for test fraudsters.

Zimsec spokesperson, Ms Nicholette Dlamini said:

“The Zimsec Act will be amended so that we have harsh penalties for illegal pre-access to exam papers aside from just cancelling the exams.

“This includes having additional punitive measures which include having the particular pupil’s examination result annulled.” Zimsec, she said, was reinforcing its security protocols.

“Those who are involved in malpractice have all their results cancelled and the amended Zimsec Act will have harsh sentences for culprits aside from the cancelling of exams. Some candidates did have pre-access to Mathematics Paper One and investigations are still ongoing, once they have been concluded we will announce the course of action to be taken.”




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