Government says it is waiting for a legal interpretation of the minimum academic qualification of a grade 12 certificate or its equivalent from the ministry of justice.
Deputy Minister in the office of the vice president Bwalya Chungu says the interpretation that has been given by the Examinations Council of Zambia is from the academic world and is not from a legal point of view.
Mr Chungu said relevant authorities are studying the matter as it is a constitutional issue and legal interpretation will be rendered in the third week of March by the attorney general’s office.
The deputy minister was speaking in response to Mpongwe Mp Gabriel Namulambe, Ikelengi MP Elijah Muchima and Chipata central MP Mtolo Phiri.
The deputy minister also disclosed that government will engage the ECZ on the possibility of decentralising the process of certification of school certificates to provincial centres.