Minister of General Education David Mabumba
Minister of General Education David Mabumba

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.

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    • Please fire him and imprison him. When people commit crimes like stealing privatization money, endanger Presidential Motorcade or leak Examination Papers and they continue to be in our society daring government it makes a mockery of our laws. Please take them to Mukobeko.

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    • Charles – These are Lungu Wasted Years …whats even laughable is that this chap is from a Human Resource background!!

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    • Promote those teachers who leaked those useless questions.
      If you do background check you find that Mabumba was one of those who became successful from being helped by teachers in exams.

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    • That is the point I am making. Identifying the perpetrators of the exam paper leakage, will not stop further leakages in not too distant a future and the President cleaning up a small section of the vast country of Zambia will not stop Cholera ever occurring again. STOPPING THE CORRUPTION AND ENSURING THAT RESOURCES ARE DESTRIBUTED TO THE NEEDY AREAS OF SOCIETY WILL, TO A GREAT EXTENT HELP THE CURRENT DIRE SITUATIONS. This is not Rocket Science. Lungu and his cohorts have to stop stealing from the people, simple as!

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    • so the rumours PF were peddling that it was HH who leaked the exams are false, just like anything else associated with this shameless party

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    • Ooh please!
      Can exams for kids continue.
      Brabrabra. You suspend don’t an exam. What happened to standby papers? Leakages will not stop. You can only reduce. Ask your forefathers.
      KK left them, FTJ left them, LPM left them, RB left them, MCS left them, ECL will leave this scurge and so who is this mabumba without proper exam preps.

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    • Send everyone involved in the scandal to prison for not less than 10 years. Don’t play around. Be serious. That’s the only way to deter others from committing the same crime.

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    • Who is talking of soft copies you chimp? These were hard copies distributed by ECZ which were left in the hands of the very teachers that opened and sold them.
      What the foolish ignorant teachers don t know that Exam papers have security DNA marks that always make it very easy to identify the leaked papers and where they were leaked from.
      Idyots like you just think of soft things even where it doesnt exist!

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    • It is like asking “where did teachers get those presidential ballot papers 2 days before voting”.
      Go search in headmasters offices, you find a lot of ballot papers still there. A lot of ballot papers not collected by ECZ.

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    • Double hetch had leakage in the region. Impossible figures outa that region. With voter turnout showing trends of letting in other parts of the country, headmaster political engineer Venom bwanga pulled the leakage shots in the region and regions including the infamous dudumz. Susha?
      This info is in plain sight footprinted all over that region. Ine dead.

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  1. One can see the editor of LT must be one of those who benefitted from the leaks:
    Teachers who leaked examination papers has been identified-Mabumba

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  2. This is what happens when you have dull chaps like Mabumba and educated fooools like Luo for ministers when there is a problem as major as this they look for a fault trial surely one individual can not leak papers to the whole country….this is a systemic issue, leaks have been there in the past on this scale but now things like this are amplified due to social media. I am not surprised the inept President did not call for a Commission of Inquiry…I mean there are children who will suffer because of this incompetence…heads should be rolling at ECZ and Ministry of Education. You need to send technocrats to other countries and copy the “better” practices from them.

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    • The biggest dull person in my OPINION Is HH. He has not figured how to win in five attempts and he will lose HAGAIN.

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    • Surprise
      And it turns out that the only clever person is gay gay. How do you even want to be clever over honorables like Mabumba? These political contaminant rejects. 2021 you whacked once again. Watch this space.

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    • Then what? You dont even pay these teachers on time …three months in arrears in some cases meanwhile these fooools like Mubumba have themselves salary increments and they imbecile in State House wants to fly in a $45 million fitted Russian Jet when papers are being printed at Govt Printers and posted by road I mean this could be sorted easily via the internet and cutting costs by releasing papers by print 24 hours before exam date by the Headmaster and Deputy only.

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  3. How can you have exam questions about katondo street deals and ma plots.

    No wonder zambia cant develop with calibre of teachers

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    • Do we contribute here for the same writing ir something? Who told you that we go for three months without pay? Not even one month. Ba Jay Jay talk about facts. We are the only CS in the region who get on time and in time here. As l write my salary hit my bank yesterday pa 26. Meanwhile kabwe small Goxhill has not paid his workers for two months now and wages are slave ones.

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    • mwansambula kulima – Go into LT Archives there is evidence in there …your collegues are eating Nshima with salt in Chadzi, Leului and Kapoka. You are not even a teacher what do you teach? PE or RE…sit down

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    • Of you fire those teachers, consider firing all ECZ returing office in the region of SP. Why? Well because we had massive electoral leakage in that region in the August 2016 polls.
      Leakage starts with the opposition.
      Ine dead. These upndeads awe sure.

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  4. It will be no surprise as to where in Zambia the culprits come from and what party they belong to.

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  5. Surprise surprise, quick to identify culprits on leaks but nothing yet on Vespers tear gas shooter…

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  6. Down grading of UNZA to collage status, stealing aid money and suspention of donner aid, unparralled debt, unparralled taxes, high unemployment, unparralled corruption, amnesty calling up Zambia for the first time , unparralled cader political violence, all lower education exams cancelled for the first time in our history because of stealing ,

    all this under lungus watch…..

    I say no more…..

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  7. You people first due with Esau chulu from electrol commission and then work on examintion council of zambia

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    • True
      I still don’t believe those figures from SP.
      There was massive leakage there. There is absolutely no way 3 provinces can produce those figures. Hell no.

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  8. How much money will the government spend to print new exam papers including mobilization just because of a few selfish stupid individuals. Cage them and throw away the key. Let them be an example.

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    • They could have done this before hand. Print standby papers if the leakage is not happening at ECZ itself.

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  9. Teaching is supposed to be a noble profession so these teachers who leaked papers if indeed they are teachers have tainted the teaching profession therefore it is just right that their peers decide their fate.

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  10. Hajayjay, are you sure teachers are not paid for 3 months? Are in Zambia or China? There is no justification for leackage.

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    • I am not justifying criminality …in fact what I am stating is that this is an institutional problem that requires institutional reform update the system to 2018 not just nab a few hungry printers and headmasters then state that you have sorted the problem. Its like the UNZA issue where cops are investigating themselves and then make their own recommendations ..you need a root and branch overall of the whole system.

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  11. # Jay Gay, are you trying to entertain us to your traditional trib.al muppet show? The evidence precedes what you say. Seems you know who is responsible for this malpractice, seems to follow the pattern of rumours in the last few weeks, seems to follow the pattern of trib.al behaviour and utterances in parliament. Unfortunately none of it is believed by real Zambians and everything seems to be subtracting from trib.al Hacks’ campaign which turns out to be nothing more than bitter destructive trib.al rubbish.

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  12. Don’t fire those teachers. Yes it is a moral issue. Just discipline them. If you fire them, also fire yourselves because it is also a system issue.
    But like I have observed from crazy and inept Gay jay, learn to benchmark. See what other countries are doing. If it is good and capacity allowing copy and paste. Its also leakage. Get leakage from countries doing a good job. Don’t benchmark from Guinea Bissau though, they had a similar issue. Try SA.

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  13. Ubomba mwibala alya mwibala, leave these guys alone there are just practicing what they are learning from the grand master.

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  14. I am not a teacher but I feel for teachers. Teachers have suffered a lot. Infact not only tchers but all Lungu workers in this country are just suffering. No salary increament since 2016, so they are practicing “ubomba mwibala alya mwibala”. Those who pray for these tchers to be fired, I speak fire so that your hidden stealing and gross misconduct catches with you today. We were told by our beloved presido to bomba & eat from mwibala, so what can teachers eat, can you buy chalk from tchers you? B serious. God is watching this rotten country full of cholera.

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  15. Improve the conditions of service for the teachers and then see what an excuse shall be because right now you can feel for a teacher. However, that does not compel someone to do wrong things.

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  16. There r just following in the foot step of there leaders they want to make money if pf can make money through corruption what about teachers they should leak the papers for them to earn a living buy cars and build houses and it will continue pay them well and it will end

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  17. Me what I see is, these people just want to eat government money. Iyi nika strategy fye,next step is they are reprinting the papers. Honestly have never seen people who are so selfish like this group. Karma will meet up with you people, innocent souls are suffering, you busy enjoying.

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  18. Mr Minister, be reminded that some pupils are in boarding schools and it costs money to keep students in school. You can’t be saying indefinite indefinite! Some parents were supposed to pick their children from school on 1st November 2018. Any extra day of stay means parents have to pay more. Can we see a speedy resolution to this to avoid further stress to parents, pupils and Boarding schools! This Leakage thing could not have happened if the Minister was not this inept! How did his predecessors manage to control this vice and he is failing?

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  19. Mabumba is worsting time ask kaunda , rb they will tell you exactly what happened in their governments just take your time to work on this issue than suspending the all process please next year ensure that leaked shall not be repeated

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  20. It’s not a teacher, the minister should first fire ecz officials , they are responsible for all leakages not a teacher. Who keeps the marking key before exams are written ? It’s the ecz. Do teachers possess marking before exams. As long as you keep blaming teachers the issue of leakages will always be there . The ecz must be scrutinized thoroughly.

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  21. Whatever comes from Social Media turns to be crystal true.
    Once the social media publishes some information, those in authority refutes to the information alleging that is not true but few days later, the same story becomes the reality.
    Thumbs up to all the social media platforms for informing the people ahead of the so called national broadcast.

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