Chikankata, October 30, 2014,ZANIS…….Chikankata District Education Board Secretary Collard Chilala has described the final school examinations undertaken in the district so far as malpractice free.
Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Chikankata today, Mr Chilala said he was happy to report that the district had managed to conduct examinations in a conducive and malpractice free environment.
He said that as a new district, it was a good starting point and hoped that the trend would be the same next year.
He confirmed that the total number of grade twelve candidates who registered for examinations was 552 from three centers namely Chikankata, Namalundu and Terranova secondary schools.
He added that 1,476 Grade 9 candidates from 29 Centers registered to sit for Examinations while 2,242 pupils sat for Grade Seven from 33 centers.
Mr. Chilala explained that as a district they had been geared for the smooth running of the examinations.
He said the teachers in the district have also played a huge role in the success because they sensitized the pupils on the penalties incurred if they did not follow the examination regulations.
Mr. Chilala however noted that as a new District they have faced quite a number of challenges but the biggest problem has been the lack of reliable transport at the DEBS office.
He said from the onset of Examinations they have been relying on Chikankata District Council for transportation and distribution of Examination papers.
In a separate interview the Education Standards Officer under General Inspection Munyumbwe Hameeno expressed appreciation to the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) for the measures put in place to seal all malpractice loop holes .