Teacher nabbed for writing ZIMSEC exams for students

By Staff Reporter

A teacher from a commercial college in Mutare was fined US$150 by a Mutare magistrates after he was found guilty of writing ZIMSEC examinations on behalf of two students.

In a statement by the National Prosecuting Authority of Zimbabwe (NPAZ), Bruce Mugadhuwi (32) was sentenced for two counts of the fraud.

Said NPAZ, “The brief facts are that on the 16th of October 2023 Shellington Brown and Mirriam Maposa sat for a ZIMSEC Mathematics examination at Commercial College in Mutare. Both candidates had made prior arrangements with the accused person that he would write the examination on their behalf.

“Pursuant to their plan, the candidates sat for the examination. Upon submission of the answer sheets, the accused person smuggled answer sheets he had written on behalf of Shellington Brown and Mirriam Maposa and withdrew the ones they had written.

“The matter came to light in January 2024 when the results were released and ZIMSEC withheld results for both candidates, Shellington Brown and Mirriam Maposa. Investigations were conducted leading to the accused person’s arrest on the 22nd of March 2024. The accused person received USD380 from Shellington Brown and USD300 from Mirriam Maposa for the service.

“He was sentenced to a fine of US$150.”

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