A list of teachers that are alleged to have leaked examination papers has been availed to the Minister of General Education David Mabumba. Mr. Mabumva has disclosed to ZNBC News in an interview today.
Mr. Mabumba says this follows investigations, which are still on-going. The Minister has stressed that the culprits will be dealt with accordingly.
On Tuesday, Government announced the suspension of the Grades Seven, Nine and Twelve Examinations following malpractices. Mr. Mabumba says he will on Monext week, hold a media briefing and release findings on the leakages.
Meanwhile, Government says all the 2018, Grade Seven, Nine and 12 Examinations remain suspended indefinitely.
Minister of General Education, David Mabumba said the resumption of the examination will be announced officially by the Ministry.
He explained that the suspension of the examination was announced at a media briefing noting that, the resumption will follow suit.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Mabumba explained in an interview in Lusaka today, that people should desist from taking social media rumors as gospel truth but that, they should instead wait for government’s position.
“People should not believe in what they see on social media. And people from the media circles should not equally believe in social media postings because I announced the suspension through the press briefing and I will equally do the same on the resumption of these examinations.
Mr. Mabumba said his Ministry will endeavor to put the record straight even in the advent of social media where people post unconfirmed reports.
He further urged the traditional media to always get the correct position on such matters so that audiences are given verified information.
There are some unconfirmed reports circulating on social media that the suspension of the 2018 examinations has been lifted by government.