BLANTYRE (MaraviPost)–A head teacher at Skyway Private Secondary School in Malawi’s commercial capital Blantyre has been arrested over examination malpractice.
The head teacher, identified as a Mr. Kasiya, was arrested on Friday for collecting and opening an envelope confidential instructions when his school was not supposed to have access to.
According to the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb) spokesperson, Simeon Maganga, such confidential information is only meant for a school administrating the 2014 practical subjects.
“His school, however, did not have required facilities to allow its candidates take practical papers there, hence their use of Ndirande Hill Secondary School instead which was the right authority to collect the confidential instructions,” explained Maganga.
This, according to him, was discovered on Friday and Kasiya was eventually arrested handed over to Blantyre Police for gaining access to examination materials, contrary to Section 14 (2a) of Maneb Act.
Should he be convicted, Kasiya could be sentenced to 10 years imprisonment with hard and to pay K300,000, says Maganga.
2014 Malawi Schools Certificate of Education (MSCE) examination commenced last Wednesday and will run through to August 1.