A 24 year old man of Kalulushi has been arrested by the Police working in collaboration with the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) for possession of suspected 2020 Examination related materials.
ECZ Corporate Affairs Officer Nicolas Nkhuwa said the suspect has been advertising the 2020 Examination related materials on Instagram and WhatsApp Groups named “August 31 GCE Exam”, “GCE News” and “ECZ Real Data 2020. ”
Nkhuwa in a statement also said the suspect has been soliciting for payments for the said materials from unsuspecting members of the public.
Nkhuwa said the suspect was apprehended on Thursday in Ndola by a team of ECZ Officers and Police and is in police custody pending court appearance.
And Nkhuwa has warned all the perpetrators of examination malpractices that the council working with law enforcement agencies will not spare those found wanting.
Meanwhile in other news;
The Ministry of General Education says it has received reports of unscrupulous individuals who are printing fake examination papers and distributing them using different platforms.
General Education Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Jobbicks Kalumba says investigations are currently underway to find out the people behind the vice.
He told ZNBC News in Lusaka today that such behaviour puts learners at high risk of failing exams because they may stop studying.
Dr. Kalumba has also called on anyone with information on the culprits to report to the police or the ministry.
He said it is unfortunate that people can come up with dishonest means of making money, which endangers the education system in the country.