MCHINJI-(MaraviPost)-The Mchinji Police station is keeping in custody a 47-year old man and his son after the former willfully hired his child to write the current Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations on his behalf.
Mchinji Police spokesperson Kaitano Lubrino, identified the suspects as Andrew Mvula, the father who works as a clerk at Mchinji District Council, was caught cheating after he allegedly hired his son, also known as Andrew, to write his exams for him.
The suspect, who hails from Traditional Authority (T.A.) Mkanda in the district, is among 345 students writing this year’s MSCE exams at Mchinji Cluster Centre, where three secondary schools are writing the examinations.
Lubrino told The Maravi Post that both suspects were arrested on after the 22-year old younger Andrew, was spotted in the examination room writing Social and Development Studies Paper II, with an ID card that belongs to his father.
The police publicist added that the law enforcers’ investigations established that the father had connived with his son to write the paper on his behalf. They were therefore arrested.
“So far the police have charged the son for having access to examination material, without authority that is contrary to Sect. 14 sub sec. 2A.
“On the other hand, his father will answer charges of hiring a person to write an examination on his behalf, which is contrary to section 29 sub section 18 of the MANEB Regulations Act,” the police publicist said.
Lubrino said the suspects will appear before court soon to answer to the charges when investigations are concluded.