Some educationists who spoke to ZBC News commended the government for cancelling the ZIMSEC 2021 June Ordinary and Advanced level examinations as a result of disruptions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19).
On Wednesday Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told journalists in Harare that Cabinet had approved the suspension of the ZIMSEC June O and A level examinations following disruptions of the school calendar as a result of the pandemic.
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Tapera Chikandiwa, an educationist, said the cancellation of the examinations will reduce pressure on the examination body since sitting of public examinations at the end of last year was delayed by the pandemic. Said Chikandiwa:
The move by the government is welcome since it will help to decongest the Zimsec marking system.
Another renowned educationist, Cleopas Kundiona said the Cabinet decision to suspend the examinations is a good move since the whole education sector was greatly affected by the coronavirus.
Schools were reopened on 15 March, more than two months after the date initially set by the government had passed.