Let’s scrutinise G12 results – SESTUZ
By Staff Reporter
The Secondary Schools Teachers Union of Zambia (SESTUZ) General Secretary Sitibekiso Wamuyuwa has called on stakeholders in the education sector to scrutinise the 2018 grade 12 examinations following a drop in the pass rate.
Wamuyuwa has observed that although there was an increase in the number of pupils who sat for the examinations, the results were unimpressive.
“The examinations have revealed that there is lack of investments in mathematics and science technology in the country as evidenced from the number of pupils who managed to get certificates,” he said.
Wamuyuwa has emphasized the need for government to invest more in science and mathematics following the poor results in the subjects.
He told Q-news that the 2018 examination academic year showed the need for government to consider recruiting more teachers in science and mathematics.
A total of 75, 738 candidates out of 119,383 candidates who sat for the 2018 grade 12 examinations obtained full certificates.