The Teaching Service Commission has expressed displeasure at how examinations were managed this year.
Commissioner in the Teaching Service Commission, Chief N’gandu Luchembe, said this year’s examination malpractices have been very disappointing to the teaching service with the numerous leakages of papers reported across the country.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Jobbicks Kalumba with an independent survey team on examination malpractice, Commissioner Luchembe charged that the aim of the team is to investigate the lapses resulting in the leakage of examination papers in order to find a lasting solution.
He lamented that changes in the education sector are necessary in order to urgently find ways of curtailing the increasing examination malpractice cases.
He added that the commission thought it wise to come up with a survey team so that the coming generation of the education sector is protected.
And Muchinga Province Permanent Secretary Jobbicks Kalumba, said the effects of examination malpractice are a set back to the education sector in future.
Dr. Kalumba who is also former Provincial Education Officer (PEO) for Muchibga, however, commended the teaching service commission for their quick action of conducting the survey in order to find the pitfalls regarding leakages.
He said the Commission’s initiative of getting recommendations from key stakeholders will go a long way in mitigating the future challenges that the education sector is going through.
Government this year briefly suspended all national examinations in the entire country following the leaking of the examination papers via social media.