Zambia: Five Pupils Nabbed Over Exam Leakage

FIVE Grade 12 pupils of Sesheke High School in Western Province have been arrested for alleged examination malpractices.

Six others have fled the institution and police have launched a search.

Police Spokesperson Elizabeth Kanjela said in Lusaka yesterday that the pupils were arrested on Monday this week for alleged malpractices in science paper three.

The pupils were found with handwritten answer sheets that contained information on the Science paper three during the examination time.

"We would like to warn would be culprits that police will not relent to arrest anyone who will be found with leaked examination papers," she said.

Last week, 50 pupils were rounded up on a similar offence from Mabumba High School in Mansa and Samfya High School. Some of them have appeared before the court.

Meanwhile, a 60 year old pedestrian has died on the Solwezi Chingola Road after he was hit by a vehicle on Monday.

The deceased identified as Gistafin Solochi of Muchinshi area in Chingola died on arrival at Nchanga North Hospital after sustaining fatal injuries.

Ms Kanjela said the victim was hit by a Toyota Mark II registration number ACH 6223 which was being driven by Charles Mubalu, 27 of Chambishi.

The accident happened when Mubalu who was driving from Western to Eastern direction lost control of the vehicle which carried off the Road and hit Mr Solochi.

She said Mubalu had since been arrested and charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

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