NAQEZ Wants Grade 7 Exams Abolished

NAQEZ Wants Grade 7 Exams Abolished

National Action for Quality Education in Zambia [NAQEZ] insists that grade 7
national examinations must be reformed or abolished by the Ministry of General
Education.
Our G7 exams have ceased to perform diagnostic and evaluative functions as every
candidate who seats for these particular exams makes it to grade 8, regardless of the
marks obtained. Strictly speaking, this exercise [grade 7 exam] is currently a sheer
waste of money and time.
NAQEZ proposes that the Ministry of General Education must make G7 exams very
competitive in order for the system to improve grade 8 intakes and for the nation to
ultimately improve standards of Secondary Education.
We strongly suggest that Cut- off points be re-introduced this year and grade 7
failures must be made to repeat the grade. This is important if we are to promote
competitiveness and excellence at this important stage, and make the exam a truly
meaningful educational process.
On the other hand, NAQEZ welcomes the scheduled re-opening of the University of
Zambia on 11th March. We remain very hopeful that CBU and Nkrumah Universities
will follow suit.
We further plead with the Ministry of Higher Education to seriously and practically
deal with the many critical administrative, financial, academic and infrastructural
problems currently affecting our higher education sub-sector.
The quality of higher education in the Country is now very much compromised
due to the unending confusions in Universities and Colleges. The country needs to
invest a lot of resources in higher education as we pursue the vision of 2030.
Issued by:
CHANSA AARON.
Executive Director

One Response to "NAQEZ Wants Grade 7 Exams Abolished"

  1. Saya Bule   March 6, 2018 at 11:03 am

    Ikalafye