The headteacher of Mngwangwa Community Day Secondary School (CDSS) in Lilongwe, Mr Chilowa Phiri has been arrested for allegedly flouting rules governing the proper conduct of national examinations.
According to a statement issued by Malawi National Examinations Board (MANEB) on Friday, the suspect Â Mr Chilowa PhiriÂ who is Headteacher at Â Mngwangwa Community Day Secondary SchoolÂ was arrested on Wednesday for contravening regulations guiding the proper conduct of national examinations.
âPhiri is alleged to have received money from a prospective candidate, Mr Alfred Gangata, and proceeded to register him as an internal candidate at his school instead of registering him as an external candidate. He is further alleged to have ordered Lowani to buy and wear the schoolâs uniform with intent to trick examination administrators,â reads the statement.
Phiri has contravened Â MANEB (Amendment) Act, 2003, Section 7(a) which states that âAny person who, being involved in the enrolment and registration of candidates for national examinations, fails to comply with, or contravenes, any regulations in relation to the conduct of national examinations, shall be guilty of an offence and liable to a fine of K300,000 and imprisonment for ten years.ââ
Phiri was locked up at Kanengo Police while the registered candidateâ who is writing underway Malawi School certificate of Education (MSCE) examinationâ will be a state witness when the matter is brought before the court.
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