Zimsec cheating probe: Mukaro, Silveira O-level results finally released
Mukaro High and Silveira High Schools Zimsec 2022 Ordinary Level results that had been withheld have now been released.
The results had been withheld for verification, which has finally been completed, resulting in their publication.
Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe slammed Zimsec for withholding the results saying the examinations body had no business holding students hostage because of its own security flaws.
“They should never have been withheld en masse. ZIMSEC had no business holding learners to ransom over its own security failures,” PTUZ said via their official twitter account.
Overall 4,961 candidates countrywide were left stranded after their results were nullified by Zimsec who claimed that they had accessed question papers prior to sitting for particular examinations.
Zimsec chairperson Eddie Mwenye said Friday that the cheats accounted for 1.78 percent of the 278,760 candidates who sat for the end of year examinations.
While some of the alleged cheats were identified while sitting for the examinations, others were flushed out during marking and grade reviews.
“The results of such candidates were nullified for the subjects in question in accordance with the Zimsec Act, Section 34.
“Candidates, headmasters and members of the public who were caught posting question papers on WhatsApp and those buying them were arrested and appeared in court,” Mwenye said.