The Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) have directed an investigation in Lusaka to try and establish the source of the leakage of exam papers.
They have since directed that all the pupils remain in the exam rooms while they search all the strong rooms where the papers were kept.
“We have just been directed to remain in the classes as the exam remains suspended, they are searching the strongrooms,”
See below a directive from the district Education Board secretary:
GOOD MORNING. YOU ARE INFORMED THAT GRADE 9 MATHEMATICS PAPER 2 SCHEDULED TO BE WRITTEN TODAY, 23rd OCTOBER 2018 HAS BEEN CANCELLED. NO CENTER SHOULD OPEN ANY PACKETS CONTAINING THIS PAPER. I REPEAT ENSURE NO CENTER SHOULD OPEN ANY PACKETS OF GRADE 9 MATHS P2. FURTHER ENSURE THAT ALL PACKS FOR OTHER UNWRITTEN PAPERS ARE INTACT. DEBS INSTRUCT ALL CENTERS KEEPING EXAMINATION QUESTION PAPERS TO ENHANCE SECURITY AT THEIR STRONG ROOMS. SUBMIT REPORTS ON THE STATUS QUO.