Ordinary Level students and guardians hailed the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) for making it possible for them to view exam results online.
The online portal was launched recently and provides read-only exam results for pupils who sat for the 2018 November exams. A Chiredzi student identified as Blessing Mudzmiri, who spoke to Newsday, expressed satisfaction with the development. He said:
I wrote my ‘O’ Level examinations at Hippo Valley High in Chiredzi, but right now I am in Buhera on holiday, but I accessed my results on the online portal using my smartphone. Through the link on their website, I just entered my details and in a moment I was reading my results.
I am now preparing to go to Advanced Level, seeking school fees and stationery. By now, if it was in the previous years, I would be looking for money to travel to Chiredzi, just to check if I passed and then start to plan the way forward. With this economic malaise, travelling has become so expensive that I cannot afford to travel to Chiredzi unnecessarily.