O-level Maths pa­per leaks hours be­fore ex­ams?

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Leonard Ncube Vic­to­ria Falls Re­porter

THE 2017 Or­di­nary Level Math­e­mat­ics pa­per which was writ­ten last week al­legedly leaked a few hours be­fore it was sat for at Ka­ma­tivi Sec­ondary School in Mata­bele­land North, it has been learnt.

Zim­sec spokesper­son Ms Nicky Dlamini said the ex­am­i­na­tion body has in­sti­tuted an investigation to find out if the pa­per was orig­i­nal fol­low­ing re­ports that it was cir­cu­lated on What­sApp plat­form by a pri­vate can­di­date a few hours be­fore the ex­am­i­na­tion started.

“A boy has been ap­pre­hended and he is help­ing po­lice with in­ves­ti­ga­tions on the al­leged leak­age of the pa­per. In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing to find out if the pa­per was re­ally ours and for now noth­ing can be done un­til we have that ev­i­dence,” she said.

A source close to the in­ves­ti­ga­tions told Sun­day News that a church leader from Harare, and a sol­dier sta­tioned in Masvingo (names with­held) were ar­rested along­side a pri­vate can­di­date Crispen Munkombwe on al­le­ga­tions of leak­ing the pa­per.

The po­lice could not con­firm the ar­rests at the time of go­ing to print. Ac­cord­ing to the source, Munkombwe, orig­i­nally from Chief Saba area in Binga but stay­ing at Mt­shibi Camp in Hwange Na­tional Park, sat for the pa­per at Ka­ma­tivi Sec­ondary at around 8am.

He al­legedly re­ceived a hand­writ­ten exam pa­per via What­sApp.

The ques­tions on the hand­writ­ten pa­per later turned out to be the same as those that were in the orig­i­nal pa­per.

“Munkombwe, who was not yet known to any­one in Ka­ma­tivi ar­rived at the school at 4.30am

and ap­proached a pri­vate teacher whom he told that he was look­ing for some­one who could help him an­swer some Math­e­mat­ics ques­tions.

The teacher could not help him and he pro­ceeded to other pri­vate can­di­dates who were sup­ple­ment­ing like him,” said a source at the school.

Sun­day News was told that Munkombwe al­legedly shared the ques­tions with other pri­vate can­di­dates in the morn­ing.

How­ever, re­cently Zim­sec dis­missed ru­mours that an orig­i­nal Maths pa­per had been leaked after some pupils brought to school an exam pa­per they said was a Math­e­mat­ics 2017.

The dummy was be­ing sold for $300. Zim­sec di­rec­tor, Mr Esau Nhan­dara, re­cently said they had in­sti­tuted tight se­cu­rity mea­sures to curb ex­am­i­na­tion pa­per leaks.

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