Zambia Library Service Chief Librarian Bwato Robinson (l) shows Education Minister Dr. John Phiri (c) the Mongu Libraryduring the Launch of the National Libraries Week at Mongu Librabry in Mongu
Zambia Library Service Chief Librarian Bwato Robinson (l) shows
Education Minister Dr. John Phiri (c) the Mongu Libraryduring the
Launch of the National Libraries Week at Mongu Librabry in Mongu
The Ministry of Education says it is looking at possibilities of conducting the GCE exams early due to the elections which will be held in the same month when exams are suppose to start.

Minister of General Education Dr John Phiri has said that government and the Examination Council of Zambia are working on which month is best suited to have the exams because the same people who will be conducting exams are also involved in the electoral process.

He said it is the wish of government to see to it that the 2 activities are conducted smoothly without any problems.

The Minister further advised those who want to write the GEC exams to pay and register be 24th February 2016.

He also announced that 220 schools have been given provisional exam centre statuses across the country.

He said with the statuses given to 220 schools they will now be used as exam centres and that government anticipates an i increase in the number of pupils who will seat for exams this year.

He also implored on the schools approved to ensure that they put in place all the necessary requirements such as laboratories for them to acquire full exam centres status in the next 3 years as per government guidelines.

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  1. It seems of late the community schools and pvty schools are not in the government’s plans.This has been so for the past 4yrs.What is the problem Also the issue of two labs is disadvantaging some schools from becoming exam centers. what should be done is restricting the number of candidates to the facilities available

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  2. Editor, does “pushing the exams forward” mean the same as “conducting the exams early”? Just asking.

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  3. Everything first is happening under PF, now this govt wants to disturb our children’s exam calendar. MoE which month do you propose, July or June? And when do our children cover the materials they need to cover and understand before the exams? It seems thinking is slowly leave our country with time.

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  4. It is as if elections will happen from August onwards. Is this even newsworthy? I promise you mediocrity is now confidently strutting the country brazen-faced!

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  5. Its folly to conduct exams in June or July because that disturbs the school calendar and puts pressure on teachers to finish their syllabus. No wonder the current poor performance. If the exams are pushed beyond August, that also disturbs students who have planned to be in college in the last quarter of the year- why change the dates at all, voting is usually a single day and if beyond, schools should plan for extra invigilators from else where

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  6. exams must be pushed forward after the elections without fail in order to give time to pupils.

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