The Health Professions Council of Zambia (HPCZ) has set new dates for the Professional Licensure Examinations (LEX), which had to be canceled on September 22, 2023, due to a security breach.
The rescheduled Professional Licensure Examinations are scheduled to take place from Monday, November 13th, to Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, in both Lusaka and Ndola, simultaneously.
All registered candidates will be required to sit for both theory and practical examination papers. These exams will be administered physically at designated examination centers.
However, HPCZ Chief Executive Officer, Professor Fastone Goma, has advised candidates who were initially registered to take the Professional LEX in Livingstone to choose between the Lusaka or Ndola centers, as there will be no examinations conducted in Livingstone.
Professor Goma stated, “Detailed LEX timetables will be available in due course. HPCZ would like to assure all stakeholders and the general public that investigations into the cause of the September LEX papers leakage have progressed with the assistance of Government Agencies and the Zambia Police Service. The outcome will be communicated once the process is concluded.”
He further noted that HPCZ is actively working on implementing measures to enhance the security and credibility of the Professional Licensure Examinations.
The Council is committed to licensing only qualified and competent health professionals who can contribute to the delivery of quality healthcare services.
This announcement comes as a relief to registered candidates who were affected by the previous cancellation and underscores HPCZ’s dedication to maintaining the integrity of healthcare licensure examinations.