Jail for Burundi head trainer busted sitting student’s exam

Benjamin Manirambona Symbol caption Benjamin Manirambona mentioned he was writing the exam on behalf of a soldier who were deployed to Somalia

A court in Burundi has sentenced a head trainer to five years in prison for looking to conceal himself as a scholar and sit down a national exam on any other person’s behalf.

Benjamin Manirambona was once also banned from teaching or retaining any public workplace for 10 years.

Plain-clothes policemen arrested him on Friday after acting on a tip-off as he took the examination in a faculty uniform.

The officers had staked out the varsity in a single day, ready to seize him.

With nowhere to run, Manirambona, the top of Butere Technical School within the capital Bujumbura, admitted to the deception on the spot.

Image caption School teacher Lazard Nihezagire (L) and accountant Eric Nkurunziza (middle) have additionally been jailed

Burundi’s Training Minister Janvière Ndirahisha, who arrived at the scene on Friday with uniformed officials, dismissed Manirambona’s clarification.

“The Whole Lot you are announcing is a lie, so we are taking you away… we’re going to investigate as a result of from what we listen it isn’t the primary time you’ve done this,” she advised him.

His two accomplices, college accountant Eric Nkurunziza and teacher Lazard Nihezagire, have been given prison sentences of 2 years each and were banned from holding any public administrative center for five years.

The two had been found in charge of protecting up for the headmaster.

Four scholars also suspected of dishonest, including one accused of putting the soldier and headmaster in contact, were released without charge.

In Burundi, scholars taking vital public checks are sent to take a seat them in different faculties. This explains why Manirambona used to be now not recognized through other folks in the exam hall.

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