Health Professions Council of Zambia ( HPCZ) Public Relations Officer Terry Musonda says his organisation is determined to ensure that health training institutions in the country admit only qualified students for training.
Mr Musonda says this was why the HPCZ in conjunction with the examination Council of Zambia (ECZ) has commenced the verification of grade 12 general certificate of education.
The verification is intended to ensure that qualified applicants in pursuit of careers in the health professions have the right grade twelve certificates.
Mr Musonda noted that after the verification, it was revealed that there is a lot of cheating from some applicants who get enrolled with fake Grade Twelve results.
He also warned parents to learn to verify with the Health Profession Council of Zambia before going ahead allowing their children to enroll in schools which are fake and end up wasting their money.
Mr Musonda said health profession is one which is sensitive and as such should only admit those students who have the right qualification to train as health personnel.