Over 4-hundred thousand pupils who sat for the 2022 Grade 7 Composite exams have made it to Grade 8, representing a 100% rate.
Announcing the results Friday morning in Lusaka, Minister of Education, Douglas Siyakalima, however noted that this year is the last time the automatic progression system will be used.
Siyakalima explained that moving forward, pupils at Grade 7 will be graded through a cut-off point, with those who will not make it having the option to repeat or pursue skills training.
Meanwhile, the Minster noted that the country has recorded a 54% progression rate from the over 284-thousand pupil who sat for the Junior Secondary School Leaving Grade 9 Exams.
Siyakalima stated that while no cases of leaked examination papers were recorded, some cases of malpractice such as aiding of candidates by invigilators and impersonation were recorded.
He cited 30 such individual cases, with two recorded at Grade 7 level.