The 2011 Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) grade twelve (12) Examination questions in various subjects have been leaked, Tumfweko has understood.
Sources within ECZ secretariat have disclosed and revealed this to Tumfweko.
The source disclosed that the leaked 2011 grade 12 Exam questions were sneaked out using the flash drives on soft print and later printed out.
“The guys who work from the Examinations questions bank have been doing this for some years now. What they ussually do is, they leak the questions then they start selling those questions at hefty prices. Like in the previous government, some ministers where in the forefront pushing for their childrens questions, ” said the source.
The source further revealed that there are some senior staff from the questions bank who are at the centre of every mal move made.
The culprits took advantage of the busy election period to execute the fraud.
“We know there move, they first plant people in all the provinces who are middle men, who sale the original papers then whatever is raised, is shared among them, so as we are talking the papers are already in the street being sold to targeted well to do pupils by the agents they have planted in provinces,” the source said.
ECZ ussually prepares four sets of examinations in A,B,C,D. In case A is leaked, B replaces it and so on.
The grade twelve examinations begin in two weeks time.
The selling of exam questions, whether authentic or not, is booming and has popped up in the news over the years.
2005 intake has gone in the history books of ECZ as the least intake which had minimal exam leakages unlike other intakes in the last decade when then minister Dr Brian Chituwo was minister of Education.
ECZ is since urged to withdraw and replace the exam papers sent to centres as leaked papers are already on the street.