Schools were supposed to reopen on 28 June i.e. towards the end of last month. That didn’t happen as the number of COVID-19 cases surged. The government pushed back their reopening for the second term by two weeks. This means that schools were supposed to reopen this past Monday but the number of cases have continued to balloon […]
Yesterday the government confirmed what everyone had long suspected. Schools will not be reopening on the 28 of June as had been anticipated. Instead, the reopening of schools has been pushed back by two weeks. Provisionally it means schools will reopen on Monday 12 July 2021 for the shortened second term. Again that is a provisional date. Whether […]
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council has published the examination fees for this year’s examinations. The government has promised to subsidise 55% of the examination fees for public school and mission school candidates. So if you or your child goes to a non-profit Mission school or public school they will only have to pay 45% of the fees. However, […]
The government has resolved that there will be no ZIMSEC June examinations this year. The announcement was made at a press briefing after the cabinet met. Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa made the announcement.
This suspension will allow for timely focus on the November 2021 examination preparationsMrs Monica Mutsvangwa on the […]
We are two weeks into the shortened school calendar and we are about to encounter our first public holiday, Easter. This coming Friday is Good Friday and the usual ensuing Easter weekend, all of which are public holidays in Zimbabwe. This means that students will also take a break from learning something that was factored into the shortened […]
It didn’t look like it was going to happen when this year began but today the rest of the learners will be attending their first classes for 2021. Those in final year classes have already been going to school for a week now. Today will be the first day of a shortened first term that will end in […]
ZIMSEC 2020 Ordinary Level results are now out. 2020 was a tough year for candidates. Exam classes only went to school during the first term of 2020 but the government insisted on administering public examinations which were completed early this year. Those who wrote their exams are now eagerly waiting for the results. According to ZIMSEC there was […]
Now that the number of COVID-19 cases has gone down, talk has now turned to the reopening of schools. The last time students went to school normally was during the first term of 2020. A new school calender has been proposed and announced but it is just a proposal. The hope is that as more people get vaccinated […]
Even though they are not at all unusual it seems the Zimbabwean government is suddenly concerned about the low pass rate at Grade 7. The government instead of taking responsibility for wrecking the sector with poor economic measures and not paying teachers enough has instead chosen to blame teacher indiscipline and sanctions. The last is their favourite catch-all […]
Amidst the ZIMSEC Grade 7 results scandal a new ZIMSEC board for 2021-2024 has been appointed. The board is made up of various layers as well as technocrats in the education and other fields. The 14 member board will be headed by professor Eddie Mwenje was announced by the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) Cain Mathema.