ECZ suspends two exam centers for cheating, warns learners

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TWO examination centers in Zambia have been indefinitely suspended for recurring instances of cheating, the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) has announced today.

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North Park GCE Center in Central Province and David Makina GCE Center in Copperbelt Province lost their exam center status due to “examination malpractices,” according to the ECZ public relations manager Nicolas Nkhuwa.

This action serves as a warning to all other centers to uphold the integrity of exams and comply with established guidelines.

ECZ emphasized that any center failing to adhere to regulations risked losing its accreditation and jeopardizing students’ ability to take exams at that location.

Students themselves were also cautioned to avoid any form of cheating, as doing so could result in nullified results and legal repercussions.

Meanwhile, in a positive development, ECZ was recognised by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and UMALUSI in South Africa for its efforts to promote quality education assessments.

The council participated in setting standards for both countries’ national exams, aligning them with regional and global norms.

By Moses Makwaya

Kalemba February 7,2024

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