The O Level Mathematics paper 1 that pupils sat for Tuesday was leaked.
The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) has confirmed the leak in a statement.
Zimsec said it had engaged the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education and the Zimbabwe RepublicPolice to trace the source of the leakage.
The examination board noted that some of candidates that had prior access to the paper had been identified.
“The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council would like to alert all its valued stakeholders that reports have been received that there are candidates who had pre-access to the Ordinary Level Mathematics Paper 1 (4004/1) which was written this morning (18 October 20222).
“ZIMSEC, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, and the Zimbabwe Republic Police are investigating the leakage and have already identified some candidates who had pre-access to the question paper and are currently tracking down the source/s where the papers originated. The extent of the leakage is yet to be ascertained, after which the relevant authorities will make an informed decision on the administration of this paper.
“We urge the stakeholders of examinations in Zimbabwe to guard jealously the integrity of our examinations. Police forensic laboratory is on high alert to reveal anyone who is sending or receiving the question papers therefore candidates are warned to refrain from participating in this malpractice so as to avoid cancellation of results due to collusion.”