The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has known as for punitive measures towards Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) analyzing personnel and faculty government who help in leaking query papers to applicants.
This comes after ZIMSEC nullified the result of just about 5,000 Ordinary Level applicants for alleged dishonest throughout the 2022 finish of 12 months public examinations.
ARTUZ stated punishing the scholars for crimes that concerned the exam board itself and a few college government was once unfair.
“Paper leakages are a syndicate of the analyzing personnel who’ve get entry to to ZIMSEC archives and the coed who can pay or will get the paper after it’s been stolen from the examination frame.
“So punishing the student without also holding the one who gave them the paper accountable is unfair,” stated ARTUZ on Twitter.
According to the Herald 4,961 applicants had their effects nullified after ZIMSEC established that they’d accessed query papers previous to writing the examinations.
ZIMSEC chairperson Professor Eddie Mwenje stated, Friday, that the cheats accounted for 1.78 % of the 278,760 applicants who sat for the tip of 12 months examinations.
The general cross price was once 28.96 %.
While one of the vital alleged cheats have been known whilst sitting for the examinations, others have been flushed out throughout marking and grade evaluations.
Examination papers which have been stated to had been leaked have been principally for Mathematics and English.
The credibility of the rustic’s college examinations device has for years been beneath siege from cheats who get entry to query papers previous to the date of writing, prompting government to rope within the police to struggle the scourge.
ZIMSEC and faculty government have blamed each and every different for the leakages, with ZIMSEC insisting that the leakages happen out of doors its places of work and at exam centres.
Author: New Zimbabwe