Exam leak masterminds nabbed

24 December 2021 | Education

TUYEIMO HAIDULA



OSHAKATI

A teacher and a University of Namibia (Unam) student were arrested in Windhoek on Wednesday evening in connection with the leak of Namibia Senior Secondary Certificate final examination papers for grades 11 and 12.

They have been charged with contravening the Education Act 16 of 2001.

A teacher at Windhoek Technical High School, Maria Toivo (47) had been responsible for converting question papers to Braile since 2007, and was allegedly the mastermind behind the exam leak. She was arrested alongside Namutenya Hamukuto (26).

The two are set to appear in the Windhoek Magistrate’s Court today. They have been remanded in custody.

Clementine Tsumis-Garises, the director of national examinations and assessments at the education ministry, said this is the most severe case of leaked exams to date.

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