By PETER MWANALESA
PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu has verified his Grade 12 Certificate at the Examination Council of Zambia (ECZ).
Mr Lungu said he was happy with the record keeping by the ECZ and has urged all aspiring candidates to verify their Grade 12 certificates.
The Constitutional Court guided that all aspiring candidates will be required to have their Grade 12 certificates or equivalent as validated by ECZ or the Zambia Qualifications Authority.
The court also clarified that qualifications from tertiary institutions such as trade certificates, diplomas, or university degrees were not equivalent to a Grade 12 certificate and will not be separately accepted without the Grade 12 certificate.
And ECZ Director Michael Chilala confirmed that President Lungu has a valid document verified by the institution.
Dr Chilala said the decision by President Lungu to personally visit ECZ at Longacres in Lusaka was a sign of humility as others would have simply sent the documents through other means.
He said several ECZ Service Centres have been opened across the country to offer services such as verification of results, replacement of lost/damaged certificates, and equating of foreign qualifications to the local standard.
Other services are accumulation of GCE certificates and combination of Grade 9 results among other services.