UNZA student arrested for forgery

 UNZA student arrested for forgery

By Staff Writer

A 29-year-old University of Zambia (UNZA) student has been arrested for forging her Joint Certificate and General Certificate of Examination (GCE) statements.

Patience Manase of Meanwood Ibex used the forged documents to enroll at UNZA.

Manase is also alleged to have used the same documents between 2016 and 2019 to get a job at ZESCO as an Assistant call centre agent.

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Public Relations Manager Timothy Moono said Manase an UNZA student has been arrested and charged for forgery of a school certificate and uttering false documents.

Mr Moono said the offences were committed between January 1st 2009 and December 31st, 2018 in Lusaka.

“Investigations have established that Patience Manase, forged several Examination Council (ECZ) of Zambia Joint Examination for School Certificate and General Certificate of Examination (GCE Statements of Results documents. The documents were made in order to facilitate her enrolment as a student at the University of Zambia. In the first count Manase, whilst acting together with persons unknown, did make a false document namely an ECZ Joint Examination for School Certificate and GCE Statement of Results Number 1649929,” he said.

He said that in the second count, Manase, whilst acting together with persons unknown, did make a false document namely an ECZ General Certificate of Education (GCE) Statement of Result with Examination Number 7691960023 Serial Number 2974085 for the year 2016.

Mr Moono said in the third count, Manase, whilst acting together with persons unknown, did make a false document namely, an ECZ Joint Examination for School Certificate and GCE Statement of Results Number 7091800103 Serial Number 1431321 for the year 2011.

“In the fourth count, Manase, whilst acting together with persons unknown, knowingly and fraudulently did utter a false document, namely an ECZ Joint Examination School Certificate and GCE Statement of Results with Examination Number 2690340322 Serial Number 1649929 presented to the University of Zambia. In the fifth count, Manase, whilst acting together with persons unknown, knowingly and fraudulently did utter a false document namely an ECZ Joint Examination for School Certificate and GCE Statement of Results with Examination Number 7691960023 Serial Number 2974085 for the year 2016 presented to the University of Zambia,” he said

Mr Moono added that in count six, Manase whilst acting together with persons unknown, knowingly and fraudulently did utter a false document namely an ECZ Joint Examination for School Certificate and GCE Statement of Results with Examination Number 7091800103 Serial Number 2431321 for the year 2011 presented to ZESCO Limited.

“All documents were purported to have been issued by the Examinations Council of Zambia.

And in the Seventh Count Manase, did purport to have a full grade twelve certificate which was used to gain employment at ZESCO between 2016 and 2019 as an Assistant Call Centre Agent and Assistant Customer Care Officer and did obtain pecuniary advantage in the form of salaries and allowances amounting to K429, 972.68. Manase is expected to appear in court soon,” he said.

UNZA student arrested for forgery