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Minister of General Education David Mabumba happy with 2018 GCE results

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David Mabumba
David Mabumba

Minister of General Education David Mabumba says the country has recorded an increase in the number of people who passed the General Certificate of Education (GCE) and the 2018 Grade 9 External Examinations.

Mr. Mabumba said the proportion of candidates who obtained GCE certificates was at 94 percent as opposed to last year’s 83.23 percent.

He explained that a total of 128,156 candidates registered for the examination, of which 42,465 were male and 85,691 were female.

The Minister said this when he announced the 2018 Grade 9 External and GCE examination results at his office in Lusaka today.

And Mr. Mabumba disclosed from the 128,156 candidates who registered for GCE, a total of 119,721managed to sit for the examinations.

“We are happy as the ministry that more female candidates are sitting for the examinations in comparison to male candidates,” he stated.

With regards to the Grade 9 external examination results, Mr. Mabumba disclosed that a total of 61,116 candidates entered to sit for the 2018 Grade 9 external examination, out of which 28,551 were male and 32,565 were female.

He said from the 57,620 who sat for Grade 9 External examinations, only 35,688 passed the examinations.

Meanwhile, Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) Chairperson Samuel Banda said it is encouraging that girls are performing better than boys in the mathematical and Science subjects.

Professor Banda disclosed that impressive performance can be attributed to the number of Secondary Schools affiliated to girls, constructed in most parts of the country.

He further said ECZ has started erecting its centers countrywide with a pilot project already set up in Mongu, to ensure that challenges regarding examination results can be addressed locally.

On the other hand, the Minister of General Education has warned that anyone found engaging in examination mal-practice will be dealt with accordingly, regardless of the level in the ministry.

In the 2018 GCE Examination, a total of 552 cases of examination mal-practices were reported, and results of all these candidates have since been withheld.

11 COMMENTS

  1. Good to hear that the slow learners are doing fine. I hope these results cannot be attributed to examination malpractices. The leakage era is reigning.

  2. ONLY 60% OF THE LEARNERS PASSED EXTERNAL EXAMS !!!!!!!!!! THAT IS NOTHING TO BRAG ABOUT – FIX THE EDUCATION SYSTEM SO THAT WE HAVE 90% PASS RATES AND THEN YOU CAN BRAG.
    HOW CAN YOU SAY THAT 94% RECEIVED CERTIFICATES WHEN 61,116 ENTERED TO SIT EXAMS AND ONLY 57,620 WROTE EXAMS AND ONLY 35,688 PASSED ???????????? THAT IS 60% ——————————

  3. You so called Sharon combining your little retarded brain and your entire family cant much a single brain cell of His Excellence HH.

  4. Benechishi mukwabo…, don’t waste your time answering back this cretin of a b!tch calling itself Sharon. It’s ever on “heat” & therefore just waffling all the time.

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