Grade 12 results released

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Minister of General Dennis Wanchinga
Minister of General Dennis Wanchinga

Minister of General Education, Dennis Wanchinga says the overall performance in the 2017 grade 12 School Certificate Examination was better than 2016.

Announcing the results in Lusaka, Dr Wachinga said this is taking into consideration the increase in the pass rate and reduction of pupils obtaining GCE Certificates and those failing the examination.

The Minister says Northern province had the highest number of candidates with School certificates at 75.51 percent, followed by Muchinga Province at 73.29 percent.

He says Southern Province was third at 70.06 percent, Eastern was fourth at 68.51 percent.

Dr Wanchinga says an average performance was observed in Central province, Luapula, Lusaka, Copperbelt and North-Western provinces, while Western province was the lowest at 57.67 percent.

He has also attributed the good performance on the upgrading of some schools from primary or Basic to Secondary School.

Dr Wanchinga says in this vein Government will upgrade another 220 schools this year.

He has since directed the education authorities to investigate why the performance of Mathematics and Agricultural Science subjects were the lowest, as these have proved to be a challenge for learners in the revised curriculum.

He said during the 2017 Examination, one hundred and 20 suspected cases of malpractices were recorded.

And Examinations Council of Zambia -ECZ- Board Chairperson, Samuel Banda says employers must be in the habit of verifying the documents to ensure that the scourge of forged academic documents is halted.

Earlier, Education Permanent Secretary, Henry Tukombe says the ECZ and the Ministry has managed to release result in record time to enable the public plan better.

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Iwe Wanchinga what was the average performance to support your inference that 2017 performance is better than 2016? And why Luapula performance went down ? and why is it that Western province always performing poorly?

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    • I got 22 points in grade 12 and during my time, the exams were tougher.

      Considering leakages nowadays my 22 points are like 6 points

      This is terrible, either we will see if the people that passed these exams will make it and have PhD like some of us

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • @Mushota, PhD my behind. Are you also going to be telling everyone on the streets if you got laid. I know so many many Zedians with beyond PhD and reminding/telling humans all the times in the their thing or just a normal thing. Kepp it real and shut the F**k-Up.

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  2. There was a fake report circulating on facebook by ZNBC online and PF tribalists stated that Southern Province recorded the lowest pass percentage.The reason given was that in Southern Province parents marry off their daughters and force their children into agriculture.
    Well,Southern Province was third at 70.06 percent….

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  3. Western province always lags behind, their lower GDP has been consistent long before Cecil Rhodes cheated them that they were a part of Britain and that chief Litunga Lewanika was a king

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  4. Mushota says “she got 22 point IN grade 12” that is grammatically wrong Dr Mushota.Nowonder I cannnot see you among Drs. Not even Wikipedia writes about you.

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  5. It is not true that the abolition of Basic is has contributed to grade 12 improved performance.If anything,this sboltion of Basic Schools has reduced grade 10 places, hence making it very difficult for grade 9 graduates to find places in grade10.What was needed was to strengthen the Basic Schools of teaching requisites and qualified staff.To make things worse,good performers at grade 7 level are taken to secondary schools,leaving poor performers in the primary schools with grade 8&9 classes.It is surprising that schools doing well are in rural areas.Boma iloleshepo the way have with street vending.

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