More than ten Grade Twelve pupils at Luampa secondary school in Western province have been suspended for in possession of leaked Biology examination papers on Wednesday.
In an interview, Luampa District Education Board Secretary, Kalimbwe Chingumbe said the suspended pupils were found with leaked examination materials.
Mr Chingumbe said that the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) regulations states that any pupils found with examination leaked materials will be allowed to sit for any examinations until after two years.
The DEBS who could not comment further said he will write a full report after the examinations are over on 21st November, 2016 adding that any disclosure may disturb the writing process of pupils at the institution and referred all quarries to Western Province Education Officer Ms Loveness Mubisi who also referred all queries to Education spokesperson Hillary Chipango.
And Ministry of Education spokesperson, Hillary Chipango confirmed having received the report of the expelled pupils from Luampa secondary school in Western province.
Mr Chipango said ECZ ACT states that any student found with pre-marked leaked examination papers should be expelled from the rest of the preceding examination papers.
He said that the responsibility remains with the police officers in the district to take actions and arrest the culprits as the act is criminal according to laid down procedures.
Meawhile, Luampa District Basic Education Teachers’ Union (BETUZ) Senior Trustee, Peggy Zulu said the situation is unfortunate as all the pupils were being sensitized before seating for their final Grade Twelve examinations.
Ms Zulu said that security wings in the district should thoroughly investigate the matter in order to establish where the leaked examination papers were coming from so that culprits are brought to book adding that no arrests have been done so far.