Grade nine and grade twelve examinations candidates will not sit for computer studies exams in spite of the subject being compulsory, because government has failed to deliver computers in all schools. But the government can afford t0 hire a private jet for president Lungu and K3.2 billion plus allowances for Lungu and his officials. See here
Government made computer studies compulsory and last year indicated that this year’s grade nine and grade twelve candidates will sit for the subject as an examinable subject but now has withdrawn the plan. When making the pronouncement, the nation was told that all government schools will be equipped with computer laboratories and urged all private schools to meet the requirements, but while most private schools met the requirement, most government schools do not have computers.
“Some schools are also not connected to the electricity grid and with this load shedding, it wont just be possible to make the subject examinable so until the ground is levelled, it is like just a fun subject,” said a source from Examinations Council of Zambia.
The source has also said that the decision displays lack of consistency on the part of the government and has affected the candidates because some of them spent time preparing at the expense of other key subjects.