The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) says investigations on the leakage of examination November 2022 ordinary level papers at different examination centres have implicated some administrators.
In a statement, the Council said examination centre administrators were sources of the leakage and had been apprehended together with their networks.
“Candidates who had pre-access to question papers at different examination centres were identified. As a result of the investigations some candidates, examination administrators, and members of the public have been arrested and have appealed before the courts. Examination centre administrators who were the source of the leakage were apprehended together with their distribution networks.
“The Investigation team has arrested a man who fraudulently registered a SIM Card line in the name of ZIMSEC Mutare. Masquerading as a ZIMSEC official, he was found selling fake certificates and some question papers.The Police Forensic Unit is currently tracing all Candidates who shared the Question Papers on various social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Telegram. More candidates have been apprehended and arraigned before the courts. The law has and is taking its course.” said the Council
“In light of the above cases and sources identified during these investigations, ZIMSEC has gone further in tightening security wherever question papers are, in transit and in custody, pending the writing of the examinations. Investigation teams remain on the ground and vigilant to weed out any residual unscrupulous elements within and without the chain. Candidates who had pre-access to question papers continue to be identified and in line with the ZIMSEC Act, Section 34 will have examination results cancelled,” said ZIMSEC
The Council said it is committed to uphold the integrity of the examinations system in the country.