According to Laban Makalani who is spokesperson at Kanengo Police station, a team of police officers led by Sergeant George Kamtondo who is the Station's Child Protection Officer visited primary schools within its jurisdiction under an initiative dubbed School Outreach Program.
“The exams are expected to be conducted from the 16th to the 19th of May 2018. Kanengo Police in conjunction with Malawi National Examination Board (MANEB) has set up covert strategies aimed at curbing cheating and exam leakage,” said Makalani.
“The candidates are being warned against breaching MANEB's Conduct of Examination Regulation 29 (20) which prohibits them from entering into an examination room with reference materials (likasas). The regulation also prohibits candidates from conferring during exams,” added Makalani.
During the sensitization campaign, officers encourage pupils to work extra hard in class and to desist from indulging in drugs and substance abuse in order to escape cheating temptations during the forthcoming exam.
“Whosoever will be found cheating shall face a penalty of MK50, 000.00 fine and two (2) years IHL for candidates and MK300, 000.00 fine and ten (10) years IHL for non-candidates,” he added.
The schools police visited include; Chimpumbulu, Chitukula, Dzenza, Malembe, Good Hope, JEB, Chikanda, Madzimnyanga, Chiuzimbi, Kabwabwa, Kalambo, Mvunguti, and Chipala Primary schools.