ECZ Grade 9 Exam Time Table 2023. notice to all candidates for the upcoming session, according to the latest Examination Council of Zambian the written session runs from Tuesday, 21st November 2023 to Thursday, 30th November 2023.
2023 JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEAVING EXAMINATION (GRADE 9 INTERNAL)
SUPERVISORS ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO ENSURE THAT
THE FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS ARE BROUGHT TO THE NOTICE OF THE
CANDIDATES UNDER EXAMINATION
Teachers are advised to take care that their pupils are carefully drilled to carry out these directions.
Numbers 1.3, 1.4 and 1.11 below are very frequently disregarded and candidates sometimes suffer a loss
of marks in consequence.
1.0 IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES
1.1 Be seated in the Examination Room five minutes before the start of the Examination. No
talking is allowed once you are in the Examination Room.
1.2. If an Examination Question paper for which you are not entered is handed to you, or if an
examination question paper which is not being written in that session is given to you or
questions indicate that a map or other form should also have been given out, inform the
1.3. Attend carefully to any general instructions that may be given at the head of a question paper
(e.g., Directions limiting the number of questions that may be answered).
1.4. Write the Centre Number, and Candidate Examination Number in the spaces provided on
the Answer Booklet/Answer Sheet. The above information must also be written on any loose
papers which you have used, e.g., maps, graph paper.
1.5. Leave a margin at both right-hand and left-hand edges. Begin the answer to each separate
part of a question on a fresh line.
1.6. Do not fold your Answer Sheets/Booklets at any time.
1.7. Do not copy the question.
1.8. Leave a blank space after the answer to each question.
1.9. Remember that handwriting and spelling will be taken into account. Candidates are required
to write their answers in black or blue ink. Red ink must not be used. Fountain pens or ballpoint pens may be used. Candidates are warned that the use of pale blue ball-point pens
contributes to illegibility and that if their work cannot be read, they automatically penalize
1.10. Bring mathematical and drawing instruments for subjects for which they will be needed.
1.11. Candidates are warned that the use of Electronic Calculators in the Examination Room is
limited strictly to non-programmable calculators. Pocket computers and any other
supplementary material must in no circumstances be taken into the Examination Room.
NOTE: No additional time will be allowed for the failure of a Calculator in the Examination
1.12. Read each question very carefully.
1.13. Do not spend too much time answering one question so as to leave yourself no time to
answer others which you are able to answer. Much time may be wasted in writing down
information that is not asked for, and no marks are given for it.
1.14. As soon as notice is given to stop writing, check that you have written your Examination
Number and Centre Number on the Answer Booklet/Answer Sheet before handing in to
1.15. A candidate who arrives after 30 minutes from the starting time of an examination will not
be allowed to enter into the Examination Room. Absolute punctuality is essential for all
papers. Candidates are not allowed to leave the Examination Room half an hour before the
end of the period allotted to the paper except by special permission of the Supervisor.
1.16 Candidates with Special Educational Needs (SEN) are eligible for 25 percent extra writing
2.0 CAUTIONS TO CANDIDATES AND TEACHERS BEFORE COMMENCEMENT OF
2.1 The Head of School/Centre shall announce to the candidates at an assembly that
examinations are about to start and caution them not to involve themselves in examination
malpractices such as smuggling of unauthorized materials like exercise books, notes, text
books, cellular phones, etc. into the examination room or to allow somebody else writing an
examination on their behalf.
2.2 Where a candidate will be involved in examination malpractice, all results of such a
candidate in all subjects will be nullified.
2.3 All articles such as exercise books, notes, text books, cellular phones, etc. should not be
allowed in the examination room.
2.4 Where a teacher or some other person writes an examination on behalf of a candidate, the
results of such a candidate will be nullified in all subjects. The teacher will face criminal
prosecution as well as disciplinary action. Any other person who may not be a Ministry of
Education official will be reported to the police for criminal prosecution.
2.5 Teachers in examination classes should also actively sensitize candidates against
examination malpractices and the ensuing penalties which include nullification of all results
and being barred from writing examinations conducted by the Examinations Council of
2.6 Candidates must not take any used or unused Answer Booklets out of the Examination
Room. All rough work must be done on the official answer paper.
2.7 Disorderly conduct or causing disturbances in or near the Examination Room shall be treated
as misconduct leading to disqualification and nullification of results in all the subjects.
2.8 Use of vulgar Language in or near the Examination Room or on the scripts will be treated as
misconduct leading to disqualification and nullification of results in all the subjects
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ECZ Grade 9 Exam Time Table 2023