Mutare teacher fined US$150 for writing exams for students


MUTARE – A teacher in Mutare, Zimbabwe, has been fined for unlawfully assisting students during their Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) examinations.

Bruce Mugadhuwi, 32, a teacher at Commercial College, was brought before the Mutare Magistrates' Court facing two counts of unlawfully writing examinations on behalf of students. 

The incident occurred during a ZIMSEC Mathematics examination at Commercial College on October 16, 2023.

The students involved, Shellington Brown and Mirriam Maposa, had made prior arrangements with Mugadhuwi for him to write the examination on their behalf. Following their plan, the students sat for the examination. 

However, Mugadhuwi smuggled in answer sheets he had written on behalf of Brown and Maposa, replacing the ones they had written.

The issue came to light in January 2024 when ZIMSEC withheld the results for both Brown and Maposa. Investigations led to Mugadhuwi's arrest on March 22, 2024.

Mugadhuwi received US$380 from Brown and US$300 from Maposa for his services. He was sentenced to a fine of US$150.

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