Govt lightens burden on examination candidates


Harare (New Ziana) – The Zimbabwe government has allocated ZW$1.7 billion to the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council for the administration of examinations this year, a move which will see parents and guardians contributing only 45 percent towards examination fees for their children.

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Cain Mathema said the funding would ensure the affordability of public examinations.

“Government has committed a grant of ZW$1.7 billion for the administration of public examinations in Zimbabwe for 2021. This commendable gesture will go a long way in ensuring the affordability of examinations.

“The contribution ratio of 55 percent for government and 45 percent for parents and guardians for pupils in public schools will ease the burden on parents and guardians whose incomes have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

“This timely intervention by Government paves way for the registration of all eligible school candidates in public schools for the 2021 ZIMSEC examinations.”

Mathema said efforts would be made to continue smoothening the examination exercise.

“The continued support by government in the running of examinations is highly appreciated as it has enabled the Ministry over the years to conduct the public examinations smoothly,” he said.

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