Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Tumisang Thabela, said her Ministry will share the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) November public examinations timetable with the Ministry of Energy and Power Development.
This will be done to ensure that electricity will be available for practical examinations. Said Thabela:
As a ministry, we will share our examination timetable with the Ministry of Energy (and Power Development) to make them aware that there are times when the exam students need electricity.
We need power for Food and Nutrition, Fashion and Fabrics, Woodwork, Metal and Science practicals.
Thabela was speaking before the official opening of the National Annual Science, Sport and Arts Festival (NASSAF) at White City Stadium on Wednesday.
She said power cuts have negatively affected the teaching of practical subjects in schools which are of particular importance under the new curriculum.
The longterm solution to the problem of power cuts is to provide alternative sources of energy such as solar to schools, said Thabela.