Examination question paper theft suspects in court

By Risco Lumamezi

About 23 grade 10 and 12 learners in Caprivi region made their court appearance on October 24 , before the Katima Mulilo Magistrate Court(B) on the charges of theft, after they were found in possession of the 2012 final examination question papers.

The learners were allegedly found with the grade 10 and 12 final year examination question papers of the English and Agriculture subjects.

The theft of the examination papers rocked the Caprivi region and prompted the Ministry of Education to launch a nation-wide investigation to establish whether the other region were also part of the syndicate.

The examination papers were allegedly sold at a fee of N$500 each. Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of a former National Institute of Educational Development (NEID) who is alleged to be the mastermind of the scandal.

The learners, who are now out on warning are Silimbani Namata(29), Kasango Namonda(23), Limbo Miyano Ofelia(19), Kapika Musiyalike(21), Linosi Nanja(22), Mucheka Muntinta(20),Silimbani Eunice Lunza(23), Nyambe Kaungwe(19), Matengu Felicia Kachana(22), Kasango Edga(22), Malipa Otto David(18), Malambo Herman Malambo(18), Simanga Chuma(18), Chaze Kachilombwa(17).

The others who also appeared in the docks are Njamba Inonge(21), Ntomwa Norah Kozo(21), Mabengano Cynthia Mate(18), Simasiku Annety Kabuba(23), Simbuwa Lilian Namasiku(24), Chika Darcy Chaze(18), Mushe Charmain Bwiza(18), Mwilima Sililo Aroycky(18), Rujuwa Tracy(18).

Part of the learners bail condition is that they report to the Katima Mulilo Police Station twice a week. The alleged mastermind was remanded back into police custody pending further investigation and next court appearance is on 20 December 2012.


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