Govt to Ensure Smooth Re-opening of Schools Next Week
The government has put in place measures to ensure a smooth process which will culminate in the writing of June public examinations as all is now set for the re-opening of the school’s second term next week, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, said yesterday.
Minister Mutsvangwa said the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education was now ready for the task of ensuring the smooth opening of schools.
“Surveillance is being conducted in order to ensure that all health issues pertaining to schools and the safety of learners are attended to as part of the preparations,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
“The nation is being informed that the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) June 2023 examinations are scheduled to start in mid-May, and security around examination papers is being tightened.
“The mop-up registration exercise for the examinations is scheduled to take place from 8th to 12th May 2023, and all stakeholders are being assured that no penalties will be imposed on candidates.
“The examination fees equivalent in the local currency will be announced on May 5, 2023.
“Most of the pupils registered for the June examinations will be re-sitting, since the first-time candidates are not eligible before they complete their Continuous Assessment Learning Activities.”
Meanwhile, Minister Mutsvangwa said the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education participated at the Transform Africa Summit in Victoria Falls last week, as it refocuses the country’s education to adopt digital technologies.
The summit drew thousands of people from across the world, including four Heads of State and Government.
The Ministry also commemorated International Girls in ICT Day, and participated in the 63rd edition of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair under the theme, “Grooming Children for Innovation and Global Competitiveness”.
A workshop was also conducted by the Ministry in Redcliff to update internal stakeholders on the review of the competence-based curriculum.