Lockdown: Parents in catch 22 situation over registration of June/Nov Zimsec exams

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PARENTS are racing against time to register students for Zimsec June and November Ordinaryz level examinations inorder to meet with the deadline Zim Morning Post can report.

Sources close to this publication revealed that in light of the 21 days lockdown, there is not going to be an extension in registration dates as it would interfere with the whole examination process.

“However that will jeopardize all exam processes, printing is done based on the number of entries , and processes that precede and follow that, must be done according to set deadline to be able to fulfill the examinations,”said the source.

The source also added that the institution is not putting pressure on candidates to register, rather it is the schools that are piling pressure because they have to meet their deadline with Zimbabwe School Examination Council(Zimsec)which is April 9.

“Zimsec does not race to register candidates because they register at schools and not directly with us. If they are racing it is to meet the deadlines at schools who in turn will submit to Zimsec on the 9th of April,” said the source.

The source added that the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) has gone an extra mile in providing online platforms to complete the registration process in light of the 21 days lockdown.

“Just as schools are submitting to us electronically, just as banking is being done electronically so schools are encouraged to, and most are, registering electronically,” the source explained further.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema said preparations for the 2020 June and November examinations are going on as planned.

He said Zimsec has provided an electronic platform for the submission of candidate entry data and proof of payment.
Meanwhile, Cambridge board of exams suspended the June and November due to the COVID -19 epidemic.

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