Teachers say the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has not yet informed them about the preparations for the marking of the June 2020 exams.
Zimbabwe Teacher’s Association (ZIMTA) chief executive Sifiso Ndlovu told ZTN News that ZIMSEC only told them that it was looking for funds to ensure that the markers are paid. Said Ndlovu:
ZIMSEC has not given us any dosage of their preparations regarding who is going to be marking and the logistics they have put in place.
Save to say they are looking for resources to ensure that marking proceeds and the markers are paid.
Whether they have finalised that or not, they are yet to inform us as the stakeholders.
ZIMSEC board chairperson Eddie Mwenje told the publication that marking should commence by the end of this week. He said:
We have trained markers already in our databases and we will follow the Ministry of Health systems. They offered to do PCR testing for free. Marking should kick off in earnest at all centres by end of the week. We will let you know the progress.
The examinations will be marked regionally which is a departure from the norm where markers meet at various centres as authorities try to ensure markers are safe from the novel coronavirus.