Cases of examination malpractices dropped to 93 last year from 1,330 in 2013, Rwanda Education Board (Reb) announced yesterday.
While releasing the results for Primary leaving and Ordinary Level examinations for 2014, Reb said districts which had more examination malpractices in 2013 improved in 2014.
In PLE, only 88 cases of malpractices were registered in 2014 compared to 1,324 in 2013, while, in O-Level, malpractice cases reduced to 93 down from 203 the previous year.
The malpractices happened before, during and after examinations, officials said.
Reb statistics also show that Gakenke District, which had 508 cases in 2013, had none in 2014; Nyagatare, which had 322 cases in 2013, had one case last year; Kirehe District, which had 304 cases in 2013, had 12 cases in 2014, while Kayonza District, which had 166 cases, register no single case last year.
However, Gisagara District degenerated from a clean record to 41 cases in 2014, as well as Karongi District that registered 23 cases of malpractice last year from none int he previous year.
Emmanuel Muvunyi, the deputy director-general in charge of examination at Reb, said the reduction in malpractice cases is ascribed to strict measures taken against them.
“We raised people’s awareness on the dangers of exam malpractices and ensuing punishments of those involved, working with security guards at district level to ensure exams are not accessed illicitly,” Muvunyi said.