By Lerato Ndlovu
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has extended the June 2020 examinations by four weeks pending opening of school directives from the government.
In a circular issued by the ZIMSEC board director, Dr Nembaware was responding to concerns raised by parents of children in the examination classes.
Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced level students had their lessons affected by the national lockdown and cannot proceed learning which will affect the quality of their results.
Zimsec stated that the timetable has been adjusted pending advice about the reopening of schools by government.
“This circular serves to advise all Heads of Examination Centres, candidates, parents and stakeholders of National Examinations that the June 2020 examinations timetable has been pushed forward by four weeks pending advice about the reopening of schools by the Government of Zimbabwe.
“Revised examinations dates will be issued out as soon as confirmation of the reopening of schools has been announced,” it read.
The circular went on to advise all registered candidates to continue preparing for the examinations.
“Heads of examination centres should advise all registered candidates to continue preparing for the writing of the examinations.”
The first term was cut short after the government introduced a string of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Nationwide learning institutions are being used as quarantine centres and production factories.
Online classes are not easily accesible to all the students as some struggle to get the required gadgets, data and poor network connection in some areas.