Police Arrest 16 in Connection with Exam Leaks
The police forces in Lusaka, Copperbelt, and the Southern Provinces have announced the arrest of 16 people who are in connection with the year 7, 9, and 12 examination paper leaks. Both teachers and students alike have been taken into custody in connection with these leaks.
Police spokesperson, Esther Mwaata Katongo stated that examination papers spanning from subjects such as Mathematics, English, to Art and Business were all affected by the leaks.
In Lusaka, five staff members have been arrested, whilst investigations in the Copperbelt led to the arrest of three. Those arrested were found in possession of unauthorised copies of exams. In Mazabuka, a teacher was found photocopying a handwritten assessment document whilst pupils were arrested for possession of leaked papers. At Namaila Primary school, four faculty members were arrested for their connection with missing and tampered exams.
Those who have been arrested have been charged with prohibited possession of exam papers or relevant information.
The investigation of the exam leaks is ongoing, to which the public will be notified of any updates.