February 2021

Grade 7 Crisis Deepens, Lupane Grade 7 Pupils Are Illiterate

By |2021-02-26T08:56:34+02:00February 26th, 2021|

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 […]

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New ZIMSEC Board Appointed

By |2021-02-26T08:39:31+02:00February 26th, 2021|

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.

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January 2021

Scores Of Candidates Arrived Late Or Failed To Write Examinations Due To Lockdown Chaos

By |2021-01-05T16:49:57+02:00January 5th, 2021|

Accordin to the Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) thousands of candidates arrived late for their examinations today or failed to write at all. This is all being blamed on the chaos of the latest lockdown which came into effect today (5 January 2021). This so happened to be also the day on which ZIMSEC examinations were […]

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“Cancel First Term!” Teachers Implore Government

By |2021-01-04T07:24:54+02:00January 4th, 2021|

There has been a surge in the number of local COVID-19 infections in Zimbabwe that has everyone concerned. Schools were supposed to reopen today (5 January) for this year’s first term. That is not happening anymore as the government has decided to postpone the reopening of schools. Teachers want the government to do more than this though. They […]

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ZIMSEC Examinations To Continue Tomorrow

By |2021-01-04T07:10:03+02:00January 4th, 2021|

There has been panic and frantic desperation in Zimbabwe’s capital as a number of prominent people and those connected to prominent people succumbed to COVID-19 related illnesses over the past few days. Over the past few weeks the number of COVI-19 cases in the country has risen and COVID-19 related deaths which had become rare became a thing […]

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December 2020

Government Delays Re-Opening Of Schools In Response To COVID And Cyclone Chalene

By |2020-12-30T14:19:39+02:00December 30th, 2020|

The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) has issued a directive that schools will not reopen next week on Monday as had been scheduled in a calendar that was also released this week. According to the latest directive only those who will be writing their Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations will return to school. The rest of […]

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2021 Complete School Calender For Zimbabwe

By |2020-12-29T12:13:30+02:00December 29th, 2020|

Even though we are still dealing with the pandemic the government has made it pretty clear that they want schools to resume learning in January after a year of disturbances. Schools will open next week on 4 January for most students except of course Form Ones and Form Five students who will have to first complete exams and […]

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ZIMSEC Agriculture Students Fail To Write Exam Due To Mix-up

By |2020-12-18T06:35:55+02:00December 18th, 2020|

The confusion and chaos at ZIMSEC seem to have no end as students continue to write their hurried examinations. Last week we learnt that certain papers had leaked. Later we learnt that this was all because of a worker who worked in the company’s printing department. In a bid to make money on the side he sneaked copies […]

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2020 English And Maths Paper 1 And 2 Leaked

By |2020-12-14T08:45:55+02:00December 14th, 2020|

ZIMSEC has confirmed that this year’s English Paper 1 and 2 as well as Mathematics Paper 1 and 2 leaked following intense rumours on social media that these papers had leaked. Investigations by the authorities show that the leaks were carried out by a 22-year-old man who worked at ZIMSEC as part of the printing team. The man […]

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Schools Will Re-Open On 9 February 2021 For Form Ones

By |2020-12-14T07:23:18+02:00December 14th, 2020|

COVID-19 has upended the 2020 school calender with schools only opening last month for the second and last month of the term. Finishing classes also have to complete their exams in a hurry so they can proceed either to college or Form 5 and Form One. The problem though is that exams are still ongoing even for Grade […]

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