On Sunday, November 6, 2022, News Breakers Facebook page posted a statement asserting that the Examination Council of Zambia had nullified the 2021 Grade 12 examination results for 612 pupils. In related media claims, various Facebook pages ran the claim alleging that the nullification for Grade 12 examination results was done country wide.
The iVerify Zambia fact checking process has determined as misleading, the claim by News Breakers Facebook page alleging that the Examination Council of Zambia has nullified 2021 Grade 12 results for 612 pupils. In an interview with iVerify Zambia, Examination Council of Zambia Public Relations Manager Nicolas Nkhuwa clarified that while the Examination Council of Zambia had nullified some 2021 Grade 12 results, those nullified were from Mayukwayukwa in Kaoma District, Western Province only as opposed to media speculations that nullification was done at national level. Mr. Nkhuwa further explained that figure 612 was mere speculation by News Breakers and not officially confirmed by ECZ. Therefore, the claim by News Breakers Facebook page and other social media platforms alleging that the Examination Council of Zambia has nullified 2021 Grade 12 results for 612 pupils in Zambia, is misleading.