EDUCATION Minister Douglas Syakalima has announced that 154,304 Grade nine candidates out of 284,880 have progressed to Grade 10, while all Grade seven candidates will progress to Grade eight. And Syakalima has announced the cancellation of the automatic progression of learners from primary to secondary education. Announcing the Grade nine and seven results in Lusaka, Friday, Syakalima attributed the increase in the number of candidates who sat for the grade 9 examination to the free education policy. “A total of 307,301 candidates entered the 2022 grade 9 examination, reflecting an increase of 9.80 percentage points on 2021 where the candidature decreased by 1.74 percentage points. This increase of almost 10 percent is big and could only be attributed to the…...

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