The Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) says it has re-opened November 2021 exam registration for Grade 7, Form 4 and Form 6 candidates until 30 September for pupils who missed the registration deadline.
In a statement this Friday, ZIMSEC said candidates will pay normal examinations fees and late registration penalties have been waived. The statement read:
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The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council would like to inform all its valued Centre Heads, Candidates, Parents and Stakeholders that a Special Registration Facility is being opened to accommodate candidates who failed to register during the registration period.
All parents and candidates are advised to take advantage of this window to ensure that they have registered for the 2021 Examination session and submitted any amendments where applicable.
This facility will accommodate, inter alia, the following:
a) Candidates who failed to meet the initial deadline for registration for the 2021 Examinations
b) Candidates who wish to add or delete subjects from their initial registration
c) BEAM Candidates
d) Correction of any registration errors by Centres or Candidates.
Normal Examination fees are applicable and all intending candidates are obliged to pay the required fees as indicated in the ZIMSEC Finance Circular Number 1 of 2021, which is readily available at all Examination Centres.
Late registration penalties have been waived during the Special Registration Facility.
The extended registration period will be open until Thursday 30 September 2021.
When ZIMSEC announced examination fees in May, the government promised to subsidise 55% of the examination fees for public school and mission school candidates.
However, this subsidy is limited to 7 subjects at Ordinary Level and up to 3 subjects at Advanced Level only.
ZIMSEC set examination fees at ZWL$1 648.00 per subject for Ordinary Level and ZWL$2 400.00 per subject for Advanced Level.
If we take into consideration the 55% government subsidy, O’ Level candidates in public schools (formal) will pay ZWL$742.00 per subject.
Candidates in public schools (non-formal) and those in private schools and colleges will part away with ZWL$1 648.00 per subject.
Advanced Level candidates in Public Schools (formal) will pay ZWL$1 080.00 per subject while in Public Schools (non-formal) and Private Schools and Colleges will pay ZWL$2 400.00 per subject.