Zambia Disability HIV/AIDS Human Rights Director Elijah Ngwale said the cut off point system encouraged corruption and malpractices because of its inconsistency and lack of uniformity.
Mr Ngwale expressed confidence that the shift from this system will reduce corruption and malpractices as any pupil with a full certificate will now qualify to go to grade 10.
He also observed that the system discriminated against the blind people who could not be afforded places in most schools as they could not reach the cut off point.
The organisation has further appealed to the Ministry of Education to increase recruitment of teachers in the country this year to meet the anticipated rise in the number of grade 10 pupils.
Mr. Ngwale added that abolishing the cut off point without increasing the number of grade ten teachers will compound the existing problem of teacher shortage in the country.
Recently, Education Minister Professor Geofferey Lungwangwa in his Ministerial Statement to Parliament on this year’s Grade 10 results announced the abolition of the cut off point system saying that all Grade nine pupils who manage to pass in any six subjects qualify to go to Grade 10.