Zimbabwe: Zimsec Extends Registration Period

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has extended the registration period for November 2020 Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations, and will open a window for late entries after the end of the lockdown period.

In a statement yesterday, Zimsec said preparations for both the June and November examinations were on course and no late registration fees would be charged to candidates and centres.

There would be no late registration for the June 2020 examination session with candidates who failed to register being accommodated in the November 2020 examinations.

"Zimsec, like any other institution, is not privy to what will happen after the 21 days of the lockdown, but would like valued stakeholders to know that a window for the registration of candidates for November 2020 examination will be provided when the lockdown is lifted," it said.

"This provision is in accordance with the Honourable Minister of Primary and Secondary Education's announcement that all potential candidates will access the 2020 examinations."

The announcement came after the Zimbabwe Teachers' Association (Zimta) asked the Government to consider suspending all the 2020 examinations until there was a well-informed analysis of the impact of Covid-19.

Zimsec insists the examinations are going ahead with preparations already at an advanced stage.

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