In an interview with The Herald, Primary and Secondary Education Permanent Secretary Dr Sylvia Utete-Masango confirmed that continuous assessment for Ordinary and Advanced Level students has been shelved. The announcement was first made by Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima at Dunnolly Primary School in Seke District as he launched the first batch of the new curriculum framework textbooks.
This comes after schools have been refusing to register candidates who wanted to resit for their examinations this year. Said Utete-Masango:
We have shelved the continuous assessment until further notice. We communicated this message to the provinces through our structures some time ago. However, if there is need for a reminder again, the ministry can arrange for that so as to clear the air on the matter.