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Government announces GCE results

General News Government announces GCE results

A total Number of 108,595 candidates who sat for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) in 2016 have obtained certificates.

ZANIS reports that Ministry of General Education Permanent Secretary Henry Tukombe announced the results at a press briefing in Lusaka today.

Mr Tukombe, said that 37,050 representing (34.12%) were male and 71,545 representing (65.88%) were female.

He said a total of 124,780 registered candidates entered for the examinations, of whom 43,070 (34.5%) were male and 81,60 (65.5%) were female, representing an increase of 18.60% from the 2015 GCE examination.

“Of the 124,780 registered candidates, 116,883 (93.67) sat for the examination of whom 77,291 (66.13%) were female while 39,592 (33.87%) were male indicating that there were more female candidates sitting for the examination “said Mr Tukombe.

He added that a total number of 7,897 candidates were absent from the examinations, of whom 4,419 were female and 3,478 were male representing an absenteeism rate of 6.33% which is a decrease from 9.67% recorded in the 2015 GCE examination.

The permanent secretary noted that there is an increase in the proportion of candidates that obtained GCE certificates from 90% recorded in 2015 to 92% in 2016.

He said the ministry of education is happy that since the inception of the GCE examination, candidates have continued to increase and that government will continue with the programme.

Mr Tukombe, also disclosed that there were no reported cases of examination leakages during the 2016 examinations.

He advised candidates to collect statements of results from their respective examination centres.


  1. You see presentation of data into meaningful information is also a skill that can be learnt. This a article is poor attempt at that.

  2. Certificates yes very good but when you have a useless president who has failed to create jobs then you might aswell wipe your backside with that paper because as we speak we have people with degrees roaming the streets. mukose. we warned you

  3. @NEZ you are still in the 14th century and your UPND, the reason we send people to school is to obtain knowledge and not employment. Job creation is the responsibility of every citizen, I tell my children that when you receive education then create jobs and not to cry to government for jobs.

    • The government needs to create an enabling environment in order for business to flourish wechipuba . So what is point of having government who w3 pay tax too? Do you know that even the richest countries governments contribute majority of jobs in their economy. Your children are destined to fail under pf. Plus with a dull father like you the odds are set against them even further

  4. You need to equip your children with the right skills and knowledge to enable them to survive in society.Just giving them a Grade 12 Certificate does not help them.Government should not run away from it’s responsibility to provide it’s nationals with employment/business opportunities.Why did the Minister of Commerce and former CEO get funding meant for the youth and poor Zambians for herself.Did she pay back the loan.

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