by Innocent Mujeri
Government has said the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council June 2020 examinations are set to commence tomorrow and all COVID-19 regulations and hygiene standards will be adhered to, to protect students and invigilators from the pandemic.
In a statement released today by the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Ambassador Cain Mathema, the examinations will adhere to the time table previously released by the Zimsec.
“The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education would like to advise parents and guardians, learners and the public that the ZIMSEC June 2020 Examinations are set to commence as scheduled on Tuesday, the 30th of June 2020.The examination timetable, as announced by ZIMSEC, will be adhered to,” said Minister Mathema.
Minister Mathema further said all COVID-19 health regulations would be adhered to, to protect candidates and invigilators.
“The Ministry would like to assure that necessary measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of candidates and invigilators during the course of the examinations. To this end, thermometers, disinfectants, face masks, wash facilities and hand sanitizers have been procured for all examination centres to protect from COVID19. Examination centres have also been disinfected in line with the Ministry of Health and Child Care guidelines,” said Minister Mathema.
The Minister also thanked President Mnangagwa, the First Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa and the inter-Ministerial Taskforce for their efforts in their quest in getting the examination centres to meet the COVID-19 World Health Organisation guidelines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the school curriculum in the country and many students have resorted to online lessons in order to catch up with their syllabus.