Higher Education Examinations Council (HEXCO) examinations have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The examinations were scheduled to start this Tuesday and end on Friday.
Higher and Tertiary Education, Innovation, Science and Technology Development permanent secretary Professor Fanuel Tagwira confirmed the development on Monday afternoon. He said:
This memo serves to notify the July 2021 Theory Trade Testing Examinations registered candidates, that HEXCO examinations which were scheduled for 27-30 July 2021 have been postponed to a date yet to be advised. This is in line with Government Covid-19 lockdown regulations.
This comes barely a week after the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) also postponed examinations that were set to commence early August in line with Covid-19 prevention measures.
The government has also postponed the reopening of schools as part of the measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 in schools among other measures.
That was after President Emmerson Mnangagwa had imposed a level two national lockdown as the third wave of the coronavirus wreaked havoc across the country.
Meanwhile, authorities are encouraging members of the public to get vaccinated for the country to achieve herd immunity, a measure that will see a return to normalcy.