THE Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) has called on supervisors and invigilators in the on going examinations to be alert to any schemes of malpractice in order to safeguard the credibility of the exams and the entire education system in the country.
ECZ Public Relations Manager Nicholas Nkhuwa has told #Mwebantu in an interview that the conduct of leakage free exams has over the years boosted the country’s examinations profile.
Mr Nkhuwa said this can be seen in the number of countries that are seeking to access the same education offered in Zambia.
He disclosed that the Examinations Council conducts Grade 7 and 9 examinations in South Africa and has since received applications from Lesotho to accredit their school certificate and to develop an A-level qualification for that country.
“The council will continue to promote the local and international recognition of the Zambian school qualification,” he said.
And Mr Nkhuwa said the grade 12 examination is smoothly running , as no malpractices have been recorded so far.
“We are working with the ministry of education and other stakeholders in the conduct of these examinations,” he said.
He said the examinations body has a surveillance and monitoring system on the ground ensuring the smooth conduct of the exam.