The Examinations Council of Zambia has been accused of overcharging people seeking print outs of school certificates.
The Zambia Youths Association in the Fight Against Corruption (ZYAFAC) Executive Director Rickson Kanema says his organisation is concerned that the national examinations body is overcharging fees to people seeking re-prints of School Certificates after correction of errors.
Mr. Kanema charged that the institution at its Woodlands Service Centre has been charging exorbitant fees amounting to k500 for grade 9 and K960 for grade 12 school certificates.
He has since challenged the examinations body to justify the exorbitant fees especially that the Centre does not urgently attend to clients.
He also appealed to the Ministry of Education to step in the matter and address the problem as it is draining ordinary citizens of hard earned money to have certificates re-printed when the errors are made by the government department.
He also urged the ECZ to improve on its service delivery and ensure that clients are served with distinction.
Mr Kanema however commended the examinations council for stamping out examination leakages as it will restore confidence in the country’s education system.