There is confusion on minimum qualification – UPND

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Opposition UPND has called on the Law Association of Zambia to give guidelines on the implication and interpretation of minimum qualification of grade twelve certificate.

UPND Deputy Spokesperson Edwin Lifwekelo says there is confusion and misunderstanding on the minimum qualification clause in the newly assented laws in the constitution.

The provision says minimum qualification of grade twelve, meaning one still qualifies to stand with other academic faculties even if one didn’t have a grade seven or grade twelve certificate,” Lifwekelo said. “I have in mind people that never had an opportunity to do grade seven or grade twelve but have gone further to obtain a diploma or degree in other academic faculties, do you disqualify them on account of not having a grade twelve certificate, the answer is No.”

He said there are doctors and academicians including politicians that never had a chance to do grade seven or grade twelve but have obtained a diploma or degree in other academic faculties.

“The provision says minimum qualification of grade twelve meaning one can still have other academic qualifications and thus is qualified to stand as a Counselor, MP or President,” he observed.

Lifwekelo said the Law Association of Zambia must therefore, provide leadership on this matter and give guide on the interpretation of minimum qualification of grade twelve.

“People have taken it that you specifically require a grade twelve certificate for you to qualify as a Counselor, MP or President which I think is not the case. I stand to be corrected,” said Lifwekelo.

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6 Responses to There is confusion on minimum qualification – UPND

  1. mr lifwekelo wth due respect sir, u agument is so dry n silly…do u seriosly need LAZ to xplain ths very simple logic surely o u js want cry baby headlines as usual? awe naimwe, grow up n b bold enaf to face reality. even LAZ itself cant start wasting time on such kindergarten queries, ask GBM- he is in the best position kaili eve alibiletu nangu grade 7

    kumbele
    January 13, 2016 at 2:06 pm
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  2. Why do people keep asking the LAZ to clarify legal confusions? Is LAZ part of our constitution or legal bodies? Isnt it an association of lawyers? Arent you supposed to ask the Courts?

    Shimafumu
    January 13, 2016 at 3:11 pm
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  3. Sir, It is sometimes better to keep quiet if you have nothing to sat

    The only one who knows someone with a degree but without a Grade 7 certificate is you. In the first place The University that accepts such a student has to look at other qualities that a person has.

    Some Advanced countries do not even have Grade 7 exams because the destination is beyond that Grade

    Let us together look for a solution

    Zam@51
    January 13, 2016 at 8:16 pm
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  4. Modern Chiefs sound very educated!!! I do not know what the problem is with Mr Lifwekelo. You are the one who is confused!!!! You seem to have a problem with so many things because of cheap politicking.

    Paulos
    January 13, 2016 at 9:21 pm
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  5. the deputy sg is right though our colleagues with the pf kambwili way of understanding hv difficults, infuct to say minimum they should be looking at something higher but in an event wr one doesn’t hv, that is wr the atlist grade 12 certificate comes in no-wonder the current mps with no grade 12 certificates but hv tertiary certificates and diplomas are comfortably enjoying tea and butter at parliament coz it will be a serious joke of the century to deny a diploma holder on account of not having a secondary schools certificate

    chitengi Charles
    January 13, 2016 at 9:32 pm
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  6. Bo Lifwekelo you have already clearly interpleted that minimum qualification clause sir. Only educated ifikopo would insist on me presenting a ka grade 12 certificate when i have a diploma or degree in tertiary studies.

    Destiny Okocha
    January 14, 2016 at 3:08 am
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