FOR an ordinary person the word ‘choir’ has nothing to do with sitting a General Certificate of Education (GCE) which is ongoing country wide, choir is related to singing for the Lord Almighty.
But if you just jumped off the bus, you need to be told that the word ‘choir’ was being used by some GCE external students in a clandestine WhatsApp group which is a conduit of examinations malpractices in Lufwanyama.
But their day was not rosy as when they sat their science paper two, they could not get away with it.
The two pupils who are both external candidates for the 2022 Examination Council of Zambia General Certificate of Education were found with questions and answers for the 2022 Science paper two Examination on their mobile phones which they entered with in the examination centre.
The allegedly created a WhatsApp group they named ‘choir’ where unknown persons were sending the exact questions with answers to the papers they were writing.
Copperbelt province Commanding officer Sharon Zulu confirmed the arrest other two pupils.
She said this was after District Education Standards Officer, General Inspection and Teacher, Astridah Ntambo aged 51 reported Daniel Machisa aged 19 and John Mushitu aged both from Chingola were found with questions and answers for the 2022 Science paper two Examination on their mobile phones which they entered with in the examination centre.
She said the incident happened on Tuesday at Milopa Secondary School of Lufwanyama.
“Brief facts are that all candidates are cautioned beforehand not to enter with their mobile phones in the examination room but the two did enter with their phones and created a WhatsApp group where unknown persons were sending the exact questions with answers to the paper they were sitting for to their phones on the WhatsApp group they named ‘Choir’,” she said.
Mrs Zulu said the two had their phones confiscated while the exam was in progress.
“All phones were confiscated and kept as exhibit and the two students have been arrested,” she said.
(Mwebantu, Thursday, August 11th, 2022)
Sources — Mwebantu.com