FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHEN IS A CANDIDATE SAID TO HAVE BEEN REGISTERED FOR AN EXAMINATION?
The registration for any examination is complete only when a candidate has fulfilled the following;
- The candidate details have been captured in full by the school
- The candidate has paid the relevant examination fees where applicable and
- The entries have been accepted by the Examinations Council of Zambia.
The three sets of requirements must be met for a candidate to be duly registered for any examination conducted by the ECZ. Candidates are also encouraged to verify the registration details to avoid queries on mispelt candidates details or capturing incorrect subjects.
WHO IS AN UNDER PROTEST CANDIDATE?
An under protest candidate is a candidate who is duly registered for the examination but
at the time of examination they write an additional subject. In short, the candidate is
writing a subject that they did not register for. Under protest candidates are registered
candidates but write an additional subject they did not enter for during the registration period.
In such instances, results are only released after paying penalty fees for writing a subject the candidate never registered for.
WHO IS AN ILLEGAL CANDIDATE?
An illegal candidate is a candidate who is totally not registered for the examination. The candidate details are nowhere in the ECZ database. The candidate did not register at school level. The results are only released after follow ups are made and in making those follow up, the candidates pays the relevant penalty fees to have the results released
HOW MUCH ARE THE REGISTRATION FEES?
The following are the 2017 approved scale of examination fees by level:
There are NO examination fees charged at this level.
GRADE 9 – INTERNAL
Administration Fee – K5.00 (Five Kwacha Only) per candidate
GRADE 9 – EXTERNAL
Entry Fee – K70.00 (Seventy Kwacha Only) per candidate.
Subject Fee – K75.00 (Seventy-Five Kwacha Only) per subject.
GRADE 12 – INTERNAL
Entry Fee – K25.00 (Twenty-Five Kwacha Only) per candidate.
Subject Fee – K23.00 (Twenty-Three Kwacha Only) per subject.
GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF EDUCATION (G.C.E)
Entry Fee – K75.00 (Seventy-Five Kwacha Only) per candidate.
Subject Fee – K120.00 (One Hundred and Twenty Kwacha Only) per subject
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING A LOST/ DAMAGED CERTIFICATE OR STATEMENT OF RESULTS?
The ECZ requires the following documents in order to replace any lost documents issued by the Council:
- A police report for loss of vital documents
- A letter form the school indicating that one collected their certificate or statement of results
- A sworn in affidavit (accessible from any commissioner for oaths)
The documents should be submitted at any of our Customer Service Centres (Lusaka or Kitwe) upon payment/depositing of the replacement fee of:
- K920 for lost/damaged G12, GCE or Teacher Education Certificate
- K500 for lost/damaged G9 Certificate
- K200 for lost/damaged G7 Certificate
- K190 for lost/damaged Teacher Education Statement of Results
- K180 for lost/damaged G12 or GCE Statement of Results
- K130 for lost/damaged G9 Statement of Results
- K60 for lost/damaged G7 Statement of Results
IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADD NAME ON A CERTIFICATE? ONE NAME WAS LEFT OUT?
The ECZ does NOT add names or remove names on certificates once they have been printed. It is important to note that the ECZ gives a period of 3 months after results have been released for correction of any misspelt names and any anomalies that may appear on the Statement of Results. Once this period elapses, no changes are accepted.
6953 Haile Selassie Avenue, Longacres P.O. Box 50432 Lusaka, Zambia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: +260-211-252-544 Fax: +260-211-253-690
MPIKA SERVICE CENTRE
Farmers Training Centre (FTC) Along Mpika Chinsali Road, Mpika P.O. Box 450271 Mpika, Zambia Email: email@example.com Telephone: (+260) 950-222-445, 960-428-486, 976-699-058 Fax: +260-211-253-690