Zimsec exam challenge deferred

HARARE - The High Court has deferred to today the hearing of a matter in which parents are suing government for ordering a re-sit of the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 examination, following allegations the paper had leaked through social media.

The applicants, Victor Mukomeka on behalf of his child Charmaine Mukomeka and Chingasiyeni Govhati representing the interests of Ebba Anesu Govhati, have cited Zimsec and Primary and Secondary Education minister Paul Mavima as respondents.

Their lawyer Belinda Chinowawa yesterday confirmed the postponement to the Daily News soon after the matter was heard before High Court judge Loice Matanda-Moyo.

“It was postponed to tomorrow (today) because the minister and Zimsec needed time to file a response,” Chinowawa said, adding that the matter will be heard before High Court judges Matanda-Moyo and Nyaradzo Munangati-Manongwa.

The current litigation came after the government ordered a re-sit for the English Paper 2 exam, this coming Friday, resulting in parents challenging the decision, which they argue is not feasible, considering some of the students are outside the country.