Women for Change raises concern over poor exam results

Women for Change says there is great need for the country to look at the structural causes of poor results being recorded in examinations.

Organization Executive Director Emily Sikazwe says the country also needs to find a mechanism of capturing children who fail examinations and have no capacity to continue with their education.

Ms. Sikazwe says her organization is ready and willing to sit down with the ministry of Education to see how best the situation can be resolved.

Speaking to QFM NEWS, Ms. Sikazwe notes that the pass rate in last year’s grade Twelve examinations is very poor.

Education Minister John Phiri last week announced that over 60 thousand out of over 103 candidates that sat for the grade 12 examinations obtained full school certificates, of which 41 thousand are males and 19 thousand are females.

Ms. Sikazwe states that there is need to establish what could be the possible causes for such poor performance by females.

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