Gweru (New Ziana)-The Midlands State University has postponed examinations for final year students who were set to start writing on Monday (August 3) due to the increasing cases of Covid-19 in the country.
The development has affected final semester students in the faculties of Science and Technology, Law, Education and Natural Resources Management and Agriculture who were scheduled to start their examinations on August 3.
MSU Registrar Tinashe Zishiri said the decision was made in the best interest of all stakeholders.
He said MSU had no choice but to postpone the examinations to a later date as a result of the continued increase in the number of new COVID-19 positive cases which saw President Emmerson Mnangagwa announcing new lockdown measures on July 21.
“Always remember to maintain social distance, sanitise and wear your mask correctly at all times. Together we will fight this deadly disease, said Zishiri.
On July 24, government directed all tertiary institutions to close and continue conducting lessons through e-learning as part of measures to curb the further spreading of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Higher and Tertiary Education permanent secretary Professor Fanuel Tagwira cited the increase in Covid-19 cases as the main reason for the move.
As of July 31, Zimbabwe had recorded 3 169 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 1 004 recoveries and 67 deaths.