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ZIMSEC extends registration dates for O’ and A’-Level 2020 exams

The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) has announced the extension of registration dates for the 2020 Ordinary and Advanced level examinations.

Registration for the 2020 examinations was supposed to have closed between March and April this year however, the processes were halted when schools closed following the Coronavirus outbreak.

The extension comes at a time schools are preparing to reopen for those who are due to sit for their examinations in a rescheduled calendar.

In a letter addressed to various stakeholders, Zimsec Director Dr. Lazarus Nembaware said registration for both Ordinary and Advanced levels have been extended until the 2nd of October 2020.

The letter reads: “Zimsec would like to advise all Examinations Centre that registration for the 2020 ZGCE Ordinary and Advanced Level Examinations has been extended to 02 October 2020.

“Heads of Examination Centres should communicate this extension of registration to all prospective candidates in their communities.  All regulations relating to the submission of entries should be followed to the letter.”

Those writing Cambridge examinations this year resumed classes yesterday, while those writing Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) examinations are expected to resume classes on September 28.

ZIMSEC letter announcing extension of exams registration dates

The government has said it has set aside $600 million for disbursement to needy schools to improve sanitation and enable them to reopen safely without risking a spike in Covid-19 infections.

The government also said it is working with ZUPCO to transport teachers and learners to and fro, where buses are needed. 

In accordance with social distancing rules, classes are expected to be divided into smaller groups handled by additional teachers already employed at schools, while examinations would be taken from larger classrooms and spacious halls to minimize the chances of spreading the virus.

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