College Expected Students To Fail & Punished Them For Passing

High Court judge Justice Webster Chinamora has ordered Kwekwe Polytechnic College to release the results for 93 electrical engineering and diesel plant fitting students.

The College had withheld the results of the 93 final students, who wrote their examination in March, on suspicion that they cheated after they scored extraordinarily high marks which were supposedly out of sync with the current regional trends.

In his ruling, Justice Chinamora absolved the students of the cheating allegations. He said:

It appears that candidates were penalised for the simple reason that they were expected to fail, without taking into account the possibility that they had confounded expectations for reasons other than cheating, for an example, preparing well for the examinations.

The students had petitioned the High Court to force the College to release their results and bar Higher Education Examination Council (Hexco) from ordering a re-write of the examinations.

More: The Herald


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