The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has reported that the Ordinary Level Mathematics Paper 1 has leaked. In a statement seen by Pindula News, ZIMSEC said the paper was written on 18 October 2022 adding that some of the students who reportedly used the leaked paper have already been identified. Reads the statement:
ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL
STATEMENT ON THE OCTOBER 2022 ORDINARY LEVEL MATHEMATICS PAPER 1
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council would like to alert all its valued stakeholders that reports have been received that there are candidates who had pre-access to the Ordinary Level Mathematics Paper I (4(04 1) which was written this morning (18 October 20222).
ZIMSEC, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, and the Zimbabwe Republic Police are investigating the leakage and have already identified some candidates who had pre-access to the question paper and are currently tracking down the sources where the papers originated. The extent of the leakage is yet to be ascertained, after which the relevant authorities will make an informed decision on the administration of this paper.
We urge the stakeholders of examinations in Zimbabwe to guard jealously the integrity of our examinations. Police forensic laboratory is on high alert to reveal anyone who is sending or receiving the question papers therefore candidates are warned to refrain from participating in this malpractice so as to avoid cancellation of results due to collusion.