The Electoral Commission of Zambia, ECZ says it will temporarily accept unverified Grade 12 certificates ahead of the nomination days.
This came to light during an ECZ stakeholders meeting held in Lundazi district yesterday.
Lumezi Constituency Returning Officer, Davies Msowa said the commission has directed them to accept academic qualifications temporarily so that aspirants are not disadvantaged.
Mr. Msowa was responding to FDD, Forum for Democracy and Development Chairperson Bakili Zulu who expressed concern at the pace the Examination Council of Zambia was moving in verifying the academic qualifications for aspiring candidates.
Mr. Zulu noted with concern would happen to candidates whose documents have not been certified as days for filing in of nomination papers was drawing nearer.