A Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education senior official has insisted that examination classes will be well-prepared to write public examinations in December.
Education Ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro told The Manica Post this week there is no plausible reason to defer Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) examinations to January 2021.
Some educations stakeholders, particularly teachers’ unions have urged the government to postpone the examinations to next year to compensate learners who lost days of learning during the national lockdown.
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However, Ndoro argued that pupils did not lose any time during the lockdown as they were learning through online platforms as well as getting radio lessons. He said:
The 140 days were not lost. Learning continued during that time through our online platforms as well as radio lessons, so students will be able to sit for the December examinations.
Grade Sevens will access our recently launched self-study guide for Maths and English on our online platforms.
Cambridge examination classes resumed classes early this week while those sitting for the ZIMSEC examinations will resume on September 28.
ZIMSEC examinations are expected to start on December 1, with registration for the Ordinary and Advanced Level exams extended to October 1.