'O' Level exams commence

HARARE - Ordinary Level (“O” Level) exams commenced yesterday, with the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) saying it does not anticipate any leakages after putting in place water tight measures.

John Maramba, Zimsec acting director, told the Daily News yesterday that “O” Level exams began yesterday with the Zimsec timetable showing that students sat for practical subjects which include metal work and wood work.

Advanced Level examinations commence on October 28.

Marimba said the examination body has put in place measures to curb leakages.

“Zimsec does not anticipate any leakages this year because we have held several awareness meetings with the heads of examination centres on the need to improve the security of question papers,” Marimba said.

“We dispatched question papers to cluster points closer to centres than was previously the case. We initiated monitoring teams to monitor during the examination period.

“We issued several examination circulars on the handling of examination materials especially question papers.”

Last year the examination body cancelled 13 Ordinary Level exam papers after they leaked in Matabeleland.

The cancelled papers included English Language (Paper 1 and 2), Mathematics non-calculator version (Paper 1 and 2), Geography (Paper 1 and 2) Integrated Science (Paper 1, 2 and 3), Commerce (Paper 1 and 2) and Ndebele (Paper 1 and 2).

An acting headmaster in Matabeleland North Province reportedly lost the papers while travelling from Bulawayo to his school.

Comments (3)

This is for all our children sitting their O and A levels..Though everything looks dark outside, there will be a little light for you when you get it right in the exam..at least it gives you a small candle to navigate the dark, now imagine what the future holds without this candle..Go give it your best shot, god will do the rest!!!

gutter poet - 23 October 2013

why did you change the type of question setting

Simbarashe Mache - 13 October 2014

instructions for literature paper was confusing

tinotenda - 28 October 2015

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