GOVERNMENT has attributed the drop in the Grade 12 pass rate to luck of study and students merely waiting for leakages of examination papers.
Ministry of Education spokesperson Hillary Chipango said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that some pupils could have been disappointed because there was no leakage.
“Many children do not study. All they do is to wait for a leakage, but as most of you are aware, we did not have leakages last year,” he said.
Mr Chipango said parents should take an interest in the education of their children to avoid poor performance in their final examinations and that the problem of poor performance in examinations cannot be addressed by the ministry alone, but all stakeholders, including of parents.
Mr Chipango said passing an examination is a matter of devoting oneself to studying, adding that Government is not happy with the poor performance, hence the need to address it immediately.