The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has said that it will hold a demonstration against the decision to nullify the results of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2, forcing people to retake the exam. PTUZ secretary-general Raymond Majongwe confirmed the demonstration and declared that it “…will never be allowed to happen.”
Speaking to NewsDay, Majongwe said:
The demonstration will take place in Harare on Wednesday where we will march and deliver a petition to the minister (Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavhima) at their offices. We are saying the rewriting of the examination is illegal, unacceptable, unfortunate and will never be allowed to happen.
The integrity that the Zimsec group and the ministry is trying to protect will never be protected as long as these issues are not addressed. There are some who are visually-impaired and those who do not have access to phone, who are now being punished with everyone because of a small leakage that has happened at Zimsec.
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The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) is an autonomous parastatal under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. ZIMSEC was setup as a result of the 1994, Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Act. Amoung other reasons, the examinations were localised to ensure the end of colonial... Read More About Zimbabwe School Examinations Council