Government has with immediate effect delinked the Grade twelve School Certificate Exams (SCE) from the General Certificate of Education (GCE).
Minister of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education Michael Kaingu said the development will be effected this year.
Mr Kaingu said the development will enable the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) to effectively and efficiently conduct examinations in the country.
The Education Minister explained that the October /November grade 12 internal examinations will be strictly for regular school goers while the August GCE examinations will be for open and distance learning and out of school candidates.
Mr Kaingu said this today in a ministerial statement on the 2014 Grade Twelve Examinations Results in Parliament.
And Mr Kaingu said despite the recorded 108 suspected examinations malpractices, the 2014 examinations were leakage free.
He explained that the suspected examination malpractices cases mainly involved assistance and collusion.
The Education minister has since directed the Examinations Council of Zambia to follow up all the cases so that all the perpetrators are brought to book.
Mr Kaingu has also directed all Provincial Education Officers and District Education Board Secretaries to ensure that all officers who will be implicated are disciplined administratively.