Dates for ZIMSEC June 2020 public examinations
THE Government has advised that it will announce how the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) June public examinations that were deferred to a later date last month will be conducted.
Primary and Secondary Education Minister, Cain Mathema, said direction on the June exams will be given in three weeks.
“We will announce in 3 weeks. This will give direction on how the exams meant to have been in June will be conducted,” said minister Mathema.
He was speaking at the launch of the Bulawayo Province COVID-19 Schools Response Plan.
This comes at a time when examinations were deferred to later dates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mathema toured exhibitors stands from various districts in the city and schools were showcasing different Covid-19 Personal Protective Equipment and sanitizers that they are manufacturing as part of measures to prepare for when they re-open.
In total it was also revealed that Bulawayo has 119 schools that are producing face masks while 8 others are making sanitizers with help from the National University of Science and Technology.
Meanwhile, candidates who failed to register for their Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations for November 2020 sitting due to Covid-19 related challenges will get a reprieve after ZIMSEC said it will open another window to allow them to register.
The reprieve will also apply to other candidates who failed to pay top-up examination fees which were adjusted by the government when it announced a new structure that had a subsidy of 53 percent.
This was said by ZIMSEC director, Lazarus Nembaware while giving oral evidence before Parliament’s portfolio committee on Primary and Secondary Education chaired by Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (Proportionate Representative.).
The committee had invited ZIMSEC to get an update on the preparedness of public examinations which was supposed to start on May 26, 2020, but have since been deferred due to the Covid-19 pandemic.