Invigilators found basking in the sun during exams


The Malawi Examinations Board (MANEB) has punished two invigilators after they were found basking in the sun while exams were in progress.

The two invigilators, a lady and a gentleman, who were stationed at Mitundu CDSS cluster centre in Lilongwe were found relaxing during a spot-check mission by MANEB officials on Friday.

According to a statement by MANEB, the board has since withdrawn the services of the two.

Malawi Students seating for ExaminationIn a related incident on 5th June, 2016, MANEB in conjunction with the police withdrew services of a police officer stationed at Chizumulu Health Centre distribution centre for leaving his post unattended without a reasonable cause.

The officer, Sergeant Botha, could not be found at his post at 9:30pm on Friday and on Saturday at both 4:20am and 8:30am.

“He has since been replaced and he will face an internal (police) disciplinary action as per the nature of his job,” the statement reads.

In this year’s Junior Certificate of Education exams two cases of cheating have been registered whereby students were found in possession of “likasa”.

The students are Joseph Mataya, who was arrested at Nasawa CDSS Cluster Centre Nasawa in Zomba Rural Education district on Friday and 21 year-old Liphet Gambatula who is a student at God’s Power Private Secondary School in Lilongwe Rural West.

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