The Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) has disclosed that some politicians have produced forged Grade 12 Certificates for verification as they seek to stand on various elective positions.
This follows, among other key requirements by the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), that aspiring candidates for the August 11th General Elections must have a full grade 12 certificate inclusive of English.
ECZ Director Michael Chilala says the institution is identifying numerous cases of forged certificates from some people during the verification exercise.
Dr. Chilala has advised people in a habit of forging documents to stop as it is a very serious offense.
He says his office that the institution is, however, reporting such cases to the police for onward prosecution of the culprits.