The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, through the Public Service Commission, has suspended four teachers including the school head after they wee found guilty of writing ZIMSEC national examinations for their wives and girlfriends last year November.
The teachers were stationed at Chingele Secondary School in Chiredzi South.
ZIMSEC spokesperson Nicky Dlamini confirmed suspension, which she said followed a recommendation by the examinations management body.
This was after investigations by a team from ZIMSEC in Harare found out that the schoolhead Mike Maluleke allegedly connived with his deputy Checkson Tsumele, mathematics teacher Roddington Sithole and English teacher Misheck Mahungu to write the examinations on behalf of their girlfriends at home.
“Four teachers (head, deputy and two senior teachers) were involved in improper association with schoolchildren and former schoolchildren.
“These four were writing examinations for the eight candidates while one teacher was writing for his second wife.
“Combined Science paper 3 ( practical paper) examination was written in more than two hours and no proper supervision was in place, and candidates were even discussing answers in the examination,” Dlamini said.
Dlamini said the school was at risk of losing its exams centre status unless replacement staff was recruited in time for 2020 exams registration.
“New teachers must be deployed at the school if ZIMSEC centre status is to be maintained, otherwise the council will revoke the centre status.
“A resident monitor should also be deployed during each examination session so as to superintend the smooth running of examinations at the centre,” she said.
Dlamini added that nine candidates will have all their results for the November session nullified according to the ZIMSEC policy and combined science results for the whole school have also been cancelled.SEND US FEEDBACK: email@example.com OR, better still, CLICK HERE TO JOIN ONE OF OUR WHATSAPP GROUPS for the latest news!