The Examination of Zambia says it will verify all Grade 12 certificates for any candidate wishing to contest the upcoming general elections.
Addressing a media briefing in Lusaka, ECZ Director Michael Chilala said the Council has set 14th March to 13 May 2016 as the verification period of school certificates for individuals aspiring for the various political positions in the August elections.
Dr Chilala explained that the general certificate of education will only be considered as a grade twelve full school certificate if it meets the set standards of a pass in 6 subjects including English.
He said that those candidates who lost or misplaced their school certificates must get a police report and an affidavit in order for ECZ to verify the qualifications.
“For foreign qualifications, it is important to note that the ECZ will be verify these qualifications too but for those qualifications in foreign language, we will ask those submitting them to translate them before we could verify them,” Dr Chilala said.
He added, “It is important to note that verification of foreign qualifications start with verifications with the issuing agencies after which we are able to determine the equivalence of those grades with the local ones. ECZ will determine whether a candidate has obtained a minimum a Grade 12 certificate or its equivalent.”