The Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) has expressed worry about the high rate of examination malpractices by pupils in the country, blaming it on poor teaching and learning in the schools.
SESTUZ General Secretary, Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa has told Q-news in an interview that continued examination malpractices is denting not only the examining system but even the certificates that are been obtained from the examinations which is marred by malpractices.
He says examination malpractices in the country has diverse effects on students, parents and the country both economically and financially and therefore urged students to desist from examination malpractices.
Mr. Wamuyuwa has since called for collective and collaborative efforts to help minimize the menace and urged teachers to enforce the rules and regulations of the examination on students.
He has however warned teachers against engaging in examination malpractices stressing that exam malpractices are retrogressive to the education system and national development in general.
Mr. Wamuyuwa has urged teachers to exhibit high levels of professionalism during the examination General Certificate of Examination (GCE) period and avoid compromising their work.