Maneb has submitted a report to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology detailing the boardâ€™s findings into allegations that some 2012 MSCE papers were leaked.
On July 12, The Nation broke the story about the leakage allegations and the fears were confirmed when questions for Mathematics Paper 1 which the newspaper obtained before the paper was administered, matched the actual script taken.
Unlike in previous years, when cheating candidates could get the actual papers, this time the students were dictated the questions at a K500 fee, as a ploy to beat security and arrest.
Sources also told The Nation that the leaked questions were in circulation for some time, with the commonly found ones being those for Bible Knowledge and Physical Science.
Last week, the ministry said it could not act on the matter until it gets a report from the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb).
Said Minister of Education Eunice Kazembe: “We cannot do anything on the matter until we get a substantive report from Maneb as exams administers. So we are waiting to hear from them [on] what their substantive position is, whether indeed it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that there was leakage of the MSCE papers.”
Maneb executive director Roy Hauya disclosed in an interview on Monday that the board has submitted a report on the matter for the ministryâ€™s consideration.
“Everything is in order as we have done our part by submitting the report on the exams after completing our investigations,” he said.
Meanwhile, Maneb continues to administer the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations despite the leakage allegations.
Maneb spokesperson Gerald Chiunda said the examinations started well until in the third week when the board started receiving the leakage claims.
Chiunda, who is director of research and test development, said the board immediately started investigating the allegations. He said the recent arrests in connection with the allegations were jointly done by the board and the police.
The examinations will end on July 31.