MINISTER of Education Douglas Syakalima says government has postponed the re-opening of schools which was scheduled for January 10 to January 24, 2022, due to the upswing in COVID-19 cases. And Syakalima has announced that all the 409, 441 candidates who sat the 2021 Grade 7 Composite Examination will progress to Grade 8, but adds that the policy of automatic progression to Grade 8 is currently being reviewed. Meanwhile, Syakalima says of the 257, 551 candidates who sat the 2021 grade nine internal examination, 140,338 candidates obtained certificates. Announcing the 2021 grade seven and grade nine examination results, Monday, Syakalima urged parents to encourage learners to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “The 2022 grade eight and grade 10 classes should have…...

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