The Examinations Administration Department (EAD) is charged with the responsibilities of carrying out all examination administration activities for the Examinations Council of Zambia. It is headed by The Assistant Director who is assisted by two (2) Principal Officers. The Reporting structure is such the Assistant Director reports directly to the Deputy Director. The activities cover the registration of examination centres and candidates for examinations.

The department sets examinations, moderates question papers, prints and distributes examination materials. It also conducts and monitors examinations. It is responsible for conducting and supervising the marking of examination answer scripts as well as processing, production of results and issuance of certificates.

The Examination Administration Department conducts School and Primary Teacher Education examinations. The School examinations are the Grade 7 Composite examination, Junior Secondary School Leaving Examination at Grade 9 and the Joint School Certificate and General Certificate of Education Examination at Grade 12. The Primary Teacher Education Examinations cover Pre-Service, Special Education and Pre-School.

High Level activities for the EAD Department

The annual activities for Examinations Administration Department include the following;


  • Centre Registration
  • Candidate Registration
  • Printing of Examination Question Papers
  • Distribution of Examination Materials
  • Monitoring of Examinations 
  • Marking of Scripts & Capturing of Marks
  • Processing of Examination Results
  • Screening of Examination Malpractices
  • Realease of Results
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