Thursday, February 29, 2024

Over 7,000 Candidates sit for aptitude test in Ndola


Over 7,000 applicants who were shortlisted by the Zambia Statistics Agency (ZSA) turned up at Kansenshi combined school in Ndola to sit for the aptitude test.

The applicants are being tested to be selected for 1103 enumerator and supervisor positions in the district for the upcoming 2022 Census of population and housing.

Ndola district Commissioner, Joseph Phiri said the turnout is overwhelming as it shows that there are lot of youths and citizens above 35 years in need of employment.

Mr Phiri said the exercise is one of the ways of empowering youths so that they can acquire something to sustain their livelihoods by the end of the day.

“Government wants youths who are not working to benefit from the Census population exercise and through the money they will get others will be able to start up their own businesses,’’ he said.

He said the exercise is being conducted in a fair manner adding that those who will pass the test with merits will be selected to the next level.

And Gregory Wamunyima one of the applicants says he is hopeful that once selected the money will help sustain him and the family

Wamunyima said participating under the Zambia Statics Agency 2022 census will also add value to his Curriculum virtue (CV) when applying for other positions in future.


  1. 1- This exercise does not need an aptitude test; just basic education. Not even grade 12 certificate. I did it in late sixties when I was about
    form 2
    2- Most applicants have never worked since they left school ; so what are they going to put in their CV?
    3-The task will last less than a week and the money they will be paid is peanuts. Nobody can start a business with that little.
    Just as like during campaign period the youth are being hoodwinked . We are enduring frantic governance.

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