By JAMES KUNDA? –
TEACHER unions have expressed concern over fresh reports of examination malpractice in some parts of the country.
This follows reports that 30 people among them 13 teachers and 9 pupils were recently arrested in Kapiri and Mkushi for being in possession of grade nine 2014 examination papers.
Zambia National Union of Teachers (ZNUT) general secretary Newman Bubala said in an interview yesterday that cases of examination malpractice were unfortunate.
“We are already investigating the matter so that we get to the root cause of how those people got involved in examination malpractice, but the situation is sad,” Mr Bubala said.
He said the union was against all forms of examination malpractice because the scourge was discrediting the country’s examination system.
Meanwhile, Basic Education Teachers Union of Zambia (BETUZ) general secretary Jeffrey Simuntala said in a separate interview that teachers were degrading themselves by getting involved in examination malpractice.
“It is sad that following malpractice free examinations at grade 7 any 12 level this year, such reports have surfaced at grade 9 level,” he said.
Mr Simuntala said authorities should not deter efforts of bringing perpetrators of examination malpractice to book.