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ZIMSEC promises timely results as Grade 7 exams begin

The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) has announced that it is fully prepared for the Grade Seven examinations that start today and end on October 9.

ZIMSEC board chairperson Professor Eddie Mwenje said in an interview yesterday that they had distributed all the examination papers to the cluster centres across the country and expected a smooth examination process.

“We are more than ready. We have put in place all the necessary equipment well in advance and we hope to have no disruptions during the examinations,” said Prof Mwenje.

“We want to ensure that the results will be released on time so that the students can secure their Form One places without causing any inconvenience to the parents. We wish all the students success in their exams.”

ZIMSEC has also introduced new regulations to curb cheating and leakage of examination papers. Anyone convicted of leaking public examination papers will face up to nine years in prison, while students caught cheating will have their results nullified. The new regulations will be gazetted soon, according to Prof Mwenje.

The practical examinations for Ordinary and Advanced Level learners will begin in early October.