MASVINGO – Parents with pupils sitting for their November 2017 Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) exams have expressed dissatisfaction over the continued leaking of exams.
Several cases of pupils caught with forbidden material have been reported to the police in Masvingo, with one incident at a local school said to be involving external candidates who smuggled answers into the exam room.
It is said the students had got hold of the mathematics paper they were going to sit for and they had written all the answers on their rulers for easy copying but were bust by alert invigilators who told school authorities before the incident was reported at Masvingo Central Police Station.
Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) Masvingo regional director Silvester Dandira professed ignorance of exam leakage cases and referred all questions to the exam body’s head office in Harare.
“I haven’t received any report of leaking examinations. Maybe if you contact the head office, they would be in a position to comment on that matter,” said Dandira.
Efforts to get a comment from the head office proved fruitless as the telephone kept ringing without being answered.local