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.