36 students stranded as college owner disappears with exam fees

Thirty six students who had registered for Ordinary Level examinations at a private college in Hwange are stranded after the school’s owner allegedly disappeared without registering them with the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council.

The 36 pupils were shocked when they were told they couldn’t write their exams from Monday because their statements of entry had not been received. The owner of the school Mr Daylove Zvavamwe, 35, who is also its principal and his girlfriend Ms Florence Macheka, who was a clerk at the institution, have since disappeared.

Speaking to The Chronicle, Matabeleland North Acting police spokesperson Sergeant Namatirai Mashona said they were investigating the case. She said the school was not registered and police were looking for Mr Zvavamwe and Ms Macheka,

I can confirm that we’re investigating a case where 36 students paid for examinations and were prejudiced of $2 379. The school isn’t registered and the two suspects Zvavamwe and Macheka accepted and receipted money between February and May 2016 but didn’t remit it to the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council. Candidates didn’t receive their statements of entry and couldn’t write on October 24. Police are appealing to members of the public to supply information about the whereabouts of the two suspects. They can report to any police station or use police WhatsApp number +263 78 427 0800.

She also urged members of the public to go to registered institutions.

More: Chronicle

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