Minister of General Education David Mabumba
Minister of General Education David Mabumba

General Education Minister David Mabumba says his ministry is in talks with the Examinations Council of Zambia ECZ to revise the exam timetable for grades 7, 9 and 12.

Mr. Mabumba says the long periods that are spent writing exams may also be a reason for circulation of leakages among pupils.

He adds that the curriculum also needs to be revised because certain subjects that pupils are learning are being taught at wrong grades.

The minister also says teacher management will also be reviewed and the challenges that they face will be addressed.

Mr. Mabumba has also urged teachers to start authoring text books for pupils because they understand what pupils need due to the day to day interactions with them.

He says it is better for a local teacher to author a text book in vernacular rather than import such from abroad.

Mr. Mabumba was speaking when he toured some schools in Kafue District and had an interactive meeting with teachers from various schools within the district.

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  1. Leakeage just let be.
    I got 4s in last 2 final papers at G12, because we went drinking a night before with teachers.
    Teachers (ba Sir) looked through our previous papers and said boys you did great!! Since they knew that immediately after writing final paper will just on Sisu truck to bus station, they wanted to give us Fair well party at bar.
    With leakege or not, kids can pass or fail.

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  2. This is a problem that needs to be sorted out in Zambia if we are to rectify our society. Our engineers, doctors, lawyers, journalists, politicians are all fake because we dont have an authentic examination system. You cant trust a Zambian professional in any field

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  3. And we have law makers who left school many years back in form three coming to write GCE and getting 6 points. And this is minus any tuition. kkkkkk. Zambia is real Africa.

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  4. The major causes of exam leakages are low salaries for teachers and very poor conditions of service. Can a hungry teacher refuse some money when they know that there is nothing at home for the kids. Mr Mabumba talk about improving the living conditions for teachers and stop missing the point. You Mr Mabumba are pretending not to know the real causes of exam leakages, its poor conditions of service by your government.

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    • This type of thinking is retrogressive and dangerous. If you think the salaries are, change to a career which pays heftily. Civil servants are very selfish. You should think of that person not walking in a village or Kanyama that they need development. But if 90% goes to salaries, how much goes to creating enabling environment for villagers to empower them.No wonder we have a lot of quakes in teaching, nursing, police etc(end of thinking Capacity). Demanding for high salaries is one way of a disguised plundering of national resources at the expense of the majority Zambians not in any formal employment!!

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  5. Ba mabumba is fake. You just came to kafue for campaigns. You think we don’t know. All the teachers you asked about challenges are saying you just came to campaign. We have waken up now.

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    • No wonder there is no development in Kafue because of misinterpretation of government efforts to develop this country. Whatever the government does is campaigning, give relief food is campaigning. Mwebantu, lekeni babombeko abanenu you visionless politicians. Campaigns will be 2021.

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  6. Which is which now?? Ministry will author the text books and now teachers will author the text books. Just how do we confuse things like this. Do we know who should do what???? Authoring of books can also be expensive and do we have that kind of cash if we can fail to pay salaries in time. Atleast this Ministry can Manage to fail to pay for books that have been delivered to schools by publishers. Some publishers have delivered books worth more than K14 million and nothing has been paid to them upto now. Is this normal???
    Talk of quality teaching and poor salaries that are not even paid in time.
    Disaster!!!!

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  7. This cannot be true. Just how can a subject be taught at wrong grade. Which subject can be taught at wrong level. In Zambia all subjects are being taught at the right grade. Atleast we dont have nuclear physics being taught at grade 2!!!!! We need examples here. Thats why we have experts at curriculum to determine what should be taught at what grade. It just shows that its all about politicking and no serious business here. Where are the teachers to write books for free when they don’t even get paid in time.
    Just to be seen saying something lest you are shown a door does not work!!!
    Disaster!!!!

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  8. Do a proper research and come up with some conclusive data that shows the relationship of exam period and leakages. Shortening exam period may actually yield opposite results.

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