Seven nabbed for stealing Grade Nine exam papers


By Nation Reporter

POLICE on the Copperbelt have apprehended and detained seven suspects in Chingola district in connection with the theft of 2016 Grade nine examination papers which were in transit to North-Western Province.

Copperbelt Provincial police chief Charity Katanga confirmed the development in a telephone interview, disclosing that eleven examination sachet kits and four Grade nine examination papers had since been recovered.

Mrs.Katanga said among those in police custody were pupils from Chabanyama,Chiwempala and Sunrise Secondary Schools in Chingola. Mrs. Katanga said that investigations in the matter are ongoing.

Criminals broke into the containerised truck that was ferrying examination papers for the November 2016 Grade 9 examination to Solwezi while in motion at Mushishima area in Chingola.

However Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) Copperbelt provincial secretary Christopher Simukonda has warned teachers against engaging in examination malpractices.

In a statement released to Daily Nation in Ndola, Mr.Simukonda said the union would not represent any teacher found involved in examination malpractices.

He said teachers should be role models and play their role in national development.

“As a union we want to state that involvement of teachers in examinations malpractices can only tarnish the image of the teaching profession and erode the confidence that people have in the education system. The union has huge task of making positive contribution to the development of the education sector,” he said.

Mr.Simukonda also urged parents to encourage pupils to study hard so that they supplement the efforts of teachers.

He also cautioned female pupils not to fall prey to male teachers who demand for sex in exchange for leaked examination papers.

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  1. Chiigola police have failed there duties there actively new the weak points of this road , But there put a Blined eye as there are corrupte .Can you imagine on my way to Kasumba lesa I was robed on the some Rd and when I got on the check point between chigola and chililabombwe a found the trunck was open at the back some staff for my client and my self was missing , And here comes a stupid police man puling his back pocket plant of kwachas and instead of being sorry with me he whent on asking me for. Moeny .very stupid I’m sure chigola police are working with robbers

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