Zambia suspends examinations after malpractices


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LUSAKA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) – Authorities in
Zambia has postponed all examinations following reports of malpractices
observed during the ongoing junior secondary school leaving examinations.

Minister of General Education David Mabumba on
Tuesday said the government has decided to suspend the examinations for 2018
following the reported malpractices and to allow for thorough investigations to
be cond

LUSAKA, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) – Authorities in
Zambia has postponed all examinations following reports of malpractices
observed during the ongoing junior secondary school leaving examinations.

Minister of General Education David Mabumba on
Tuesday said the government has decided to suspend the examinations for 2018
following the reported malpractices and to allow for thorough investigations to
be conducted. 

He said the investigation has been instituted
to ascertain the extent of the malpractice. 

He said the ministry and management at the
Examination Council of Zambia, a government agency that administers
examinations, were alerted about malpractices. 

“The council management and the ministry
working with government investigating wings have been instructed to take
remedial measures, mitigate the situation and thoroughly investigate the matter
and brig the perpetrators to book,” he added. 

Examination malpractices are common in Zambia
and a number of pupils and teachers have been arrested over the years after
being found in possession of leaked examination papers.

GNA


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