The Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) in conjunction with law enforcers has arrested people from across the country for attempting to write examinations on behalf of others in the on-going 2021 GCE and grade nine external examinations.
ECZ director Dr Michael Chilala said at a briefing on Friday, that cases of those detained are been prepared for possible prosecution.
Chilala said the exact number of cases of mal practices recorded had not yet been established as exams were still on-going.
“There are people who have continued perpetrating the vice of assistance. They even managed to fake NRCs with the faces of those writing but with the credentials of those who have been registered for the examination,” Dr Chilala said.
“Working with Ministry of Home Affairs we have found a way of determining these fake NRCs and fishing them out and will be able to give statistics when the time arrives.”
A total 133 000 and 120 000 are seating for the GCE examinations and grade nine external examinations respectively.