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Grade 7 Results: Over 280,000 pupils out of 337, 706 selected for grade Eight.

General News Grade 7 Results: Over 280,000 pupils out of 337, 706 selected for...

Education Minister John Phiri deputy Minister David Mahumba
File: Education Minister John Phiri (r). On the left is deputy Minister David Mahumba.

OVER 280,000 pupils out of the total number 0f 337, 706 who sat for Grade seven examinations this year have been selected to grade Eight.

Education minister John Phiri says a total number of 337 706 pupils entered for the grade Seven examinations and only 304, 429 pupils sat for the examinations.

Dr Phiri who announced the results at the ministry headquarters in Lusaka yesterday said the results represent a progression rate of 93.49 percent.

He says Grade eight classes will open on January 14th 2013 with a grace period of two weeks.

Dr Phiri has disclosed that all the pupils who sat for the examination in Luapula, Eastern, Copperbelt Northwestern Central and western Provinces have been selected to grade 8.

He says the 2012 examinations recorded four malpractices involving three teachers and nine pupils.

Dr Phiri says the three teachers have been suspended while the nine pupils were expelled from school in a move meant to send a serious warning that government will not tolerate malpractices.

He says the malpractices involved stealing of examination papers to aid candidates.

Dr Phiri praised all key stakeholders who participated in the examination and urged them to continue with the same spirit.

ZNBC

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  1. In Luapula and Muchinga Grade 7 pass rate was 100 % but knowing how these part of Zambia hates school i laughed big time its a dont kubeba again sata at work.

  2. @1 b objective and stop your lunacy. Debat the issue here but u bring yo demon of hate. This kind of mindset won’t win yo imature hh votes. 2016 we shall burry him politicaly forever.Bravo children and teachers.

  3. I would like to see a 100% progression rate. And i agree with #5 Sir the teachers should have been fired. Once they’ve served out their suspension, they’ll be at it again. The MoE will no doubt transfer them AND the problem to different schools and the cycle will continue :(

  4. What is “Over 280,000”? Why can’t the ministry that educates people be precise with their numbers?

    It is these sort of figures that allow room for corrupt practices. It should not be difficult to say 281,000 or 299,000, or should it?

  5. #1 YOU ARE A MAD PERSON. I DON’T HAIL FROM LUAPULA PROVINCE, BUT I HAVE BEEN THERE AND I KNOW HOW CHILDREN TOGETHER WITH THEIR PARENTS LOVES SCHOOL. THERE’S NO CHILD IN ZAMBIA WHO DOESN’T LOVE SCHOOL. UNLESS THAT CHILD IS DISADVANTAGED SOME HOW. MY BROTHER IF YOU HAVE A BONE TO CHEW OR HATE A CERTAIN GROUP OF PEOPLE IN ZAMBIA, JUST KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.

  6. THESE RESULTS ARE A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT ON THE PART OF GOVT. THAT MEANS VERY SOON WHEN THOSE PLANNED SCHOOLS ARE BUILT EVERY CHILD WILL HAVE A PLACE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH MORE PLACES REMAINING.

    HOWEVER, ONE ADVICE TO GRZ. PLEASE, RUN THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION LIKE BUSINESS-LIKE. BUILD HIGH QUALITY STRUCTURES (SCHOOLS) WHICH ARE FULLY EQUIPPED AND WELL MAINTAINED. THIS WILL ATTRACT FATHERS FROM NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES AND SOUTH AFRICA TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN FOR SCHOOL IN ZAMBIA. EDUCATION IN SOUTH AFRICA IS VERY EXPENSIVE AND IF PARENTS HAD A WAY THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO ZAMBIA. BUT CURRENTLY, ZAMBIA’S SCHOOLS ARE FAR FROM BEING ATTRACTIVE APART FROM PRIVATE ONES. IN ADDITION TO THAT THERE’S SO MUCH CRIME IN OTHER COUNTRIES SO ZAMBIA WOULD BE THE BEST PLACE….

  7. from#10…THIS IDEA IS NOT CONFINED TO ZAMBIA’S NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES ALONE. EVEN IN THE WEST PARENTS (BLACK AND WHITE) WANT AND STARTED SENDING THEIR CHILDREN TO ANY AFRICAN OR CARIBBEAN SCHOOLS WERE THEY EXPECT THEIR CHILDREN TO LEARN (ON TOP OF MATHS AND GEOGRAPHY) MORALS AND RESPECT FOR HUMANITY. EVERYONE HERE KNOWS THAT ANY AFRICAN CHILD FRESH FROM AFRICA (OR CARIBBEAN) HAS RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY AND HAS HIGH MORALS. SO, GRZ CAN DESIGN SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLING WITH BUSINESS IN MIND. THE WEST ESPECIALLY ENGLAND MAKES BILLIONS FROM HIGHER EDUCATION FROM STUDENTS OVERSEAS WHO ARE MAINLY AFRICANS AND QUITE RECENTLY THE CHINESE.

  8. copperbelt recording 100% pass rate… that include my grandson’s school where he wrote his exams from. but i tell you that my grandson “chikopo bad” and cannot pass an exam. there must be something fishy with those figures or markings if at all he has made it to grade eight. and if he has not made it,how will i look at this dr phiri.

  9. High school is a right of passage. All children must get a chance to attend high school without these rigorous exams.

  10. The grade seven results for 2012 have been very impressive as compared to the past years.This has been a tremendous improvement.However,the Government through the Ministry of Education, Science,Vocational Training and Early Childhood should make sure that it provides adequate classrooms for these pupils to learn effectively.Above all,it should reduce the pupil-teacher ratio in classrooms in order to provide conducive learning environment.This will ensure quality education and productive citizens who will be useful in the society.

  11. we need more teachers here at chifubu a basic school this year we need to learn more not the way we use to learn we were not learning because their was no teachers here.

  12. The teachers should be fired  and prosecuted! PF should start weeding out the bad teachers, I am sick of meeting these high school graduates with good results, but poorly educated. They write application letters in street slang and expect to be called for interviews, it is embarrassing. A teacher who leaks exams to students is no worse than a rapist, he should be building their minds not destroying them. If you cheat at the beginning, you are building a house of cards which always comes crushing down. Students beware of mind rapers!

  13. Please educate me. I was made to understand that Zambia now has compulsory education up to Secondary school. So what are these results Phiri is announcing?

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