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    Chikomba head in court for opening exam papers

    Miriam Mangwaya
    Chivhu Bureau

    Chivhu - The headmaster of Mhari High School in Sengwe in Chikomba District has appeared before Chivhu Resident Magistrate Archie Wochiwunga after he allegedly opened two different exam papers for relatives.
    Goodwell Manyame (48), appeared in court last Friday facing two counts of unlawfully opening the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) examination papers.
    The Court heard that on October 27, 2015 and at around 5pm, Manyame who has the custody of school keys gained access to the strong  room and opened a sealed envelope of the ZIMSEC Advanced Level (A Level) Business Studies paper 2 that was to be written on October 30, 2015.
    Manyame took one paper to his office and allegedly revealed the contents to Prosper Zisadza, his nephew who was an A Level student. Prosper in turn revealed the exam paper to Prince Zisadza, another candidate.
    The offence came to light when Prosper was allegedly found in possession of pre-written scripts in the exam room by invigilators Mawire Nhamo and Masamha Nharo.
    The invigilators reported the matter to the chief invigilator, Mwarianesu Manzwibo, who is also the deputy headmaster of the school but the accused ordered the invigilators to return the answer script to the students and continue with their exams.
    The court heard that soon after the exam, the accused took the answer scripts to his office before having them sealed in the exam room as expected.
    It is alleged that he then advised Prosper and Prince not to reveal anything but rather write reports highlighting that they had been disturbed whilst writing the exam.
    Prosper confirmed that he got the Business Studies exam paper from the accused.
    On count two, on November 12 2015, Manyame again allegedly gained access to the strong room and opened a sealed envelope of the ZIMSEC A Level Geography paper 2 that was yet to be written and took one exam question paper and revealed the contents to Prosper Zisadza.
    Manyame was remanded to December 8, 2015 and was granted $50 bail.
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