The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has released the 2019 form one second selection results.
According to a press statement issued by the ministry on December 27 and has been signed by the responsible minister, Dr. William Susuwere Banda, a total of 17, 831 students have been selected into various secondary schools to fill the gaps created by those who did not report to their respective schools after the first selection.
Out of the total number, 125 students have been selected into National Secondary Schools while 3, 105 have found their way into Conventional Secondary Schools.
14, 381 have been selected into Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSS).
On the basis of selection criteria, the ministry has highlighted that students have not been confined to their education division but spread to other divisions for the purpose of building national unity.
Reads part of the statement: “It should be noted that selection to National Secondary Schools has strictly been based on merit principle. Economic and proximity principles have not been used as it was stipulated in a press statement which the ministry released on 22nd October, 2019.”
All the selected students have been requested to report to their respective secondary schools on 6th January 2020.
In August, the ministry released the initial selection whereby out of 282, 428 candidates who sat for the examinations, 218, 756 passed representing 77.46 percent pass rate.