Burundi headteacher caught sitting student’s exam sentenced to five years
A court in Burundi has sentenced a head teacher to five years in prison for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person’s behalf.
Benjamin Manirambona was also banned from teaching or holding any public office for 10 years.
Manirambona, the head of Butere Technical College in the capital Bujumbura, admitted to the deception saying he was taking the electronics exam on behalf of a soldier who is serving in Somalia as part of a Burundian peacekeeping force.
He said the student wanted the grades to qualify for university and had promised him a payment on his return to Burundi.