Some universities have deferred their end of semester examinations, with most allowing students already present to finish writing, but are postponing exams for classes that are not on campus.
This follows an increase in coronavirus cases across the country which has put lecturers and students at risk of contracting COVID-19.
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Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development Permanent Secretary Prof Fanuel Tagwira said students who were in the middle of writing exams cannot be disrupted but those who were yet to begin will have to hear from their institutions.
Meanwhile, the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) has notified students that examinations scheduled for dates beyond July 26 have been postponed. UZ Registrar Dr Noah Mutongoreni said:
All examinations beyond week ending 24 July 2020 are effectively deferred and students are expected to continue with their online classes and also hand in their projects and dissertations as earlier advised.
Clinical classes and examinations for MBChB and BDS Part V are unaffected an d remain as previously scheduled.
Great Zimbabwe University has since told students of the postponement in a statement by the registrar, Sinikiwe Gwatidzo.
She said students should have vacated halls of residents by the end of today, Thursday 23 July 2020.