ECZ explains omission of Special Paper 1 and 2 from grade 7 exam results

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Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS STATEMENT
CLARIFICATION OF THE 2023 GRADE 7 EXAMINATION RESULTS


Lusaka, Tuesday, December 26, 2023. We wish to clarify that the results that are being accessed through the Short Message Service (SMS) system, only show taught subjects. Only candidates who have obtained the Grade 7 Certificate have been selected to Grade 8. The Grade 7 Certificate is obtained from the best four taught subjects, with each subject being passed individually.


Special Paper 1 and Special Paper 2 do not appear on the SMS System because they are not taught and therefore, do not contribute towards Certification. They however, contribute towards selection for those who have obtained the Grade 7 Certificate.

They (Paper 1 and Special Paper 2), will be accessed by those with Grade 7 Certificates through the schools, once the selection process is concluded.

Issued by:

Angela Mwandu
Acting Public Relations Manager
EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA

1 COMMENT

  1. It is all wrong and discourteous of ECZ to release Grade 7 results without the so-called non-taught SP1 and 2 results and caring to inform the nation in advance about this. SP1 and 2 have always been part of our primary school system from the time these were introduced many years ago. This did not become part of the primary school system only this year and Grade 7 SP1 and 2 results have been released via SMS with results of taught subjects before. Further, to make results of these subjects the basis for selection of pupils by secondary schools into Grade without first making these known to pupils themselves and their parents and guardians will only make the selection process at secondary school not to be transparent and very chaotic. Zambia deserves a more transparent and credible education system than what we are currently being subjected to.

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