Another teacher jailed for writing Zimsec exams on behalf of students


Another rogue teacher has been jailed for writing examinations on behalf of students.

He is the second teacher, who tried to corrupt the system during end-of-year examinations last year, who has been convicted in the last two months.

However, the fact that they have been caught means that the system is strong and has the mechanism to protect itself from such rogue elements.

And, two teachers cannot be deemed to be representative of the thousands of honest men and women who have respected the value of the ethics of their profession.

Last month, it emerged that Bruce Mugaduwi, a 32-year-old teacher, had written examinations for his two students.

The incident happened at Commercial College in Mutare.

He was convicted on two counts of unlawfully writing Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) examinations on behalf of two students.

The rogue teacher received US$380 from Shellington and US$300 from Mirriam for the service.

He was fined US$150.

Now, a Hwange teacher, Mkhululi Moyo, 48, has been jailed for writing a ZIMSEC maths examination for three students.

He was sentenced to 12 months in prison.

Four months were suspended and he will serve eight months.

Moyo hatched the plan with his accomplice, Mark Bhebhe, who was the invigilator, and is still at large.

Investigations were conducted, leading to the arrest of Moyo last Friday.

The court heard that Moyo unlawfully sat for the November 2023 maths examination with the intention of impersonating three Hwange High School students.

Bhebhe was given the written answer scripts and he gave them to the three candidates who entered their personal details on the answer scripts.

He was given a reward of US$150.

The matter came to light in December when the ZIMSEC examiners detected that the handwriting, on the personal details section, was different from the handwriting in the main body of the answer script.

Investigations were done and it was found out that the candidates were from Hwange High School.

The investigating team visited Hwange High School on March 22 and showed the headmaster the answer scripts.

The headmaster confirmed that the handwriting on the answer scripts belonged to Moyo. HMetro,

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