HEXCO Exams Postponed

Staff Reporter

The Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education has postponed the July 2021 Theory Trade Testing Examinations, following the sustained Level 4 Covid19 lockdown regulations.

Advising the public through a press statement, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education Innovation Science and Technology Development, Professor F Tagwira, said, “This memo serves to notify the July 2021 Theory Trade Testing Examinations registered candidates, that HEXCO Examinations which were scheduled for 27-30 July 2021 have been postponed to a date to be advised.

He further added saying, “This is line with Covid19 Lockdown Regulations.”

The year 2021, has witnessed the premature closure of Primary, Secondary and Tertiary institutions due to the upsurge of the Delta Covid19 variant that is highly infectious.  As a means to protect its citizenry, Government proceeded to Level 4 Lockdown Regulations, which required businesses and Government Departments to downsize the number of employees reporting for work to 40% capacity.

Meanwhile, Government has intensified its drive to have everyone inoculated in order to reach a head immunity and contain the virus.  Winding queues are being witnessed as people start flocking to the clinics to get their jabs so that the country can quickly return to its normal way of living.

Pastors and the Clergy who once shunned vaccinations preferring to liken it to the Mark of the Beast have made an about turn, encouraging their brethren to get vaccinated, some even leading by example as they also lined up to receive the vaccine.

As of 25 July the number of new cases had risen to 617, with 44 deaths.  The total number of infected patients sits at 97 894, while the recovered cases are at 65 913.  The Government thus continues to advice the people to continue to sanitise, mask up, wash hands and to avoid crowds, for a Covid19 free Zimbabwe.