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Head teacher busted sitting student's exam - 8 months ago, 10 Aug 10:00

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A head teacher in Burundi has been arrested for trying to disguise himself as a student and sit a national exam on another person's behalf.

Police officers burst into the exam hall where Benjamin Manirambona took the test after a tip-off.

Little did he know that plain-clothes officers had staked out the school overnight, waiting to catch him.

With nowhere to run, the head of Butere Technical College admitted to the deception on the spot.

Mr Manirambona explained he was taking the electronics exam on behalf of a soldier who is serving in Somalia at part of a Burundian peacekeeping force. He said the student wanted the grades to qualify for university.

The head teacher said the soldier promised him a payment on his return to Burundi.

"Everything you're saying is a lie, so we're taking you away," said Burundi's Education Minister Janvière Ndirahisha, who arrived at the scene in the capital, Bujumbura, with ...
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