April 09, 2015
The Malawi National examinations board- MANEB has effected the arrest of two head teachers from Dowa district schools for alleged organised cheating, in the just ended 2015 primary school leaving certificate examinations .
MANEB public relations officer Simeon Maganga confirmed to this blogger that two headteachers 42 year old Gedion Kalinde of Chisepo primary school and 43 year old Steven Sajeni of Chinziri primary school allegedly collected 500 kwachas from each candidate to bribe examination invigilators.
“We instituted an investigation after public tip off and found out that the money was collected and used to house and feed the officers invigilating the examinations there.
“This is in contrary to section 14 of MANEB Act, and they have a case to answer in the court of law,” said Maganga.
He said investigations are still underway, and more arrests are likely to be made.
Maganga however described this year’s primary school examinations successful, on grounds that there were no cases of leakage and that all centres countrywide managed to write without problems.
A total of 290 thousand candidates were eligible to sit for 2015 primary school leaving certificate of education examinations.
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