Top Officials Fired For Zimbabwe Exams Blunder

Three top schools examinations board officials have been fired, while four others have been placed on indefinite leave. This follows a High Court ruling that stopped the board from forcing students to rewrite a November 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 examination, that was leaked on social media. The court ordered that learners be assessed on the English Paper 1 results only.



  • Zimbabwe:   Heads Must Roll At Exams Body - High Court

    The Herald, 14 February 2018

    The High Court yesterday called for an overhaul of Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) systems and said "heads must roll" over the bungling of public examinations. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Govt to Comply With Ruling On Exam Rewrite Case

    The Herald, 15 February 2018

    Government will comply with the High Court ruling directing the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) to grade candidates using marks obtained in English Paper 1… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Judge Says Heads Must Roll at Exams Body

    New Zimbabwe, 13 February 2018

    High Court Judge Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo says she is surprised that after the leaking of Ordinary Level English Paper 2 last year, perpetrators at the Zimbabwe School… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Heads, Even Torsos Should Roll At Zimsec

    The Herald, 14 February 2018

    Today is Wednesday, in 48hours time, close to a quarter of a million pupils are supposed to resit O-Level English Paper 2 because of what has become habitual bungling by the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Exam Body Must Tighten Security Systems

    The Herald, 14 February 2018

    Samson Muhau is a parent in distress. News that his son would soon re-write the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council English Paper 2 that is said to have leaked last November has… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Examinations Body Case Deferred

    The Herald, 13 February 2018

    The High Court has postponed to today the hearing of an application seeking to nullify the resitting of the November 2017 Ordinary Level English Language Paper 2 public… Read more »

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