15 Students Arrested Over Leaked A-Level Economics Paper
Fifteen Form Six pupils at Gebhuza Secondary School in Hwange have been arrested after they shared an alleged leaked Economics Paper 3 question paper on social media.
The paper which was written on Monday started circulating on WhatsApp at midnight on Sunday.
The 15 were charged with revealing the contents of an examination material prior to the exam, unlawful access to examination material and engaging in fraud or dishonest conduct with regards to the exam.
The pupils were released so they could continue writing their exams while investigations continue.
Acting Matabeleland North police spokesperson sergeant Namatirai Mashona confirmed the incident and said.
On 28 October at midnight, one pupil received a message on WhatsApp platform with the first page of Economics Paper 3 exam with 8 questions out of the 12 that make up the paper which was to be written at 9AM.
“The student forwarded the message with the questions to two other pupils who went to school just before 8AM where they shared with other pupils. While they were still sharing the economics teacher approached them and checked the questions. He advised them not to rely on WhatsApp messages,” said Sgt Mashona.
The teacher then raised alarm after realizing the questions the students had been working on were the same as those on the question paper.
The matter was reported to the police leading to the arrest of the pupils.
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