Teachers Jailed For Cheating In Senegal

Senegal on the map                                                                                                      Credit: Google Map


A Dakar court jailed a group of teachers for up to five years for cheating in high school exams, a lawyer for the defendants said on Thursday.

Forty-two people — including a headmaster, teachers and students — were accused of charges including “criminal conspiracy, fraud and fraudulently obtaining undue material benefits” after baccalaureate papers were leaked in July 2017.

The scandal resulted in the cancellation of French and history-geography tests after topics were circulated on social media, including WhatsApp.

A headmaster at a provincial high school was sentenced to five years in prison and fined 500,000 francs (760 euros) after the trial on May 24.

A teacher in Dakar was given two years, a fine of 18 million francs (more than 27,000 euros) in addition to a confiscation of property, according to the lawyer.

Other sentences handed down to pupils and teachers ranged from two months suspended to one year.

One student was released, while others walked free after spending several months in detention.

The education sector in Senegal has been hit by several crises in recent years, including repeated strikes by staff and students.

The recurring disruptions have led to a drop in the quality of education, according to specialists, forcing many parents to opt for private schooling.


Amber Rose Says Hubby, Wiz Khalifa, Cheated More Than Thrice

Amber Rose
Amber Rose

Popular hip hop model, Amber Rose, who filed for divorce from her rapper husband, Wiz Khalifa, has revealed what may have caused the split… cheating!

In a recent interview, Amber gave a hint the rapper cheated multiple times.

Almost five months since Amber Rose served divorce papers to Wiz Khalifa, and despite a social media frenzy which many regard as attempts to get back with him, Sebastian’s mom says she is ready to move on.

In a new interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Rose disclosed details of her love-gone-sour.

“You know, he’s young, he has a lot of life to live,” Rose said.

“Now that I’m done crying, it doesn’t bother me anymore. Now’s my time to live. I’ll never say never because he’s the father of my child. He’s still technically my husband. But right now, with all he’s doing, I’m not with it.”

When the radio show’s hosts brought up several allegations of cheating, Rose remained vague, saying, “It’s like ‘Dude that’s not you.’ That’s not my husband. That’s not the man that I know. Wiz isn’t a bad guy. He has great spirit, that’s why I married him. People make mistakes.

One co-host claimed the young rapper was “allowed three hall passes,” to which Rose replied, ” What if he…,” “Used them up?” another co-host asked, and she nodded her head.

Amber claimed she never cheated on Khalifa, and also denied rumours about a romance with her manager Nick Cannon. “He’s like family,” she said.

When asked if she too changed in their marriage, she replied, “I became a mother. I’m not at the club every night, downing shots. My priorities changed for sure.”

Amber, whose romance with Kanye West was legendary and is now good friends with Mrs Kim Kardashian-West’s former BFF, Blac Chyna, also gave her thoughts on Kylie Jenner’s (Kim’s sister) rumored relationship with rapper Tyga — the father of Blac Chyna’s son.

“She’s a baby, she needs to go to bed at 7 o’clock and relax,” Rose said of Jenner. “That’s ridiculous. [Tyga] should be ashamed of himself. For sure. He has a beautiful woman and a baby and left that for a 16-year-old who just turned 17.”

Amber is working on a book in which she chronicles her life and choices.

“Every mistake that I’ve made so far, I’m showing these girls how to not do that,” Rose said. “It’s like I’m Jesus. I made the mistake for them.”