Grade seven exam papers stolen in Kawambwa

Grade seven pupils at Mushentenke basic school in Kawambwa might not write their final examinations that start tomorrow.

This is because unknown people last night broke into the headmaster’s office and went away with a trunk containing all examinations papers for 2009 grade seven exams.

The trunk was later dumped 50 metres in the bush from the headmaster’s office but eight of the nine packs inside it had been tampered with.

Luapula province police commanding officer Auxensio Mbewe confirmed the development to ZANIS today.

Mr Mbewe said unknown people broke the door to the headmaster’s office at Mushentenke basic last night and took away a trunk containing nine packs of examination papers for different subjects.

He said later today the police recovered the trunk from the bush, 50 metres from the headmaster’s office.

He said the trunk was opened and o eight out of nine packs of examinations papers were tampered with.

The commanding officer said the trunk of the tampered examination papers has since been transported to the district education board secretary’s office, waiting for a decision from the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ).

Grade seven pupils across the country are supposed to start writing their grade 8 qualifying examinations tomorrow.

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