Articles tagged 'zimsec'

Zimta slams Zimsec 8 October 2018 HARARE – The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) has called on the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) to revisit new Grade Seven examination policy, which is said to be unnecessarily costly for schools. Zimta secretary-general Tapson Sibanda said Zimsec should revisit its policy w...
30 investigated over forged academic certificates 7 September 2018 HARARE - At least 30 people were yesterday under police surveillance, following an investigation launched on cases of suspected culprits who used fake Ordinary and Advanced Level certificates to apply for visas at the United States of America embassy. Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zims...
Zimsec searches for new director 6 August 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) is searching for a director. This follows the decision by its board last year to dismiss some of its directors, including Isau Nhandara, its chief principal officer at the time. The decision came after Zimsec had ordered a rewrite f...
Chaos rocks new curriculum subjects exam registration 17 April 2018 HARARE - Thousands of Ordinary and Advanced level students are at risk of missing out on subjects they have been studying after government surprisingly announced that some combinations which they had chosen would not be examined. Most students had randomly selected subjects and combinations at...
Another exam leak exposes Zimsec 27 March 2018 HARARE - At least 16 Marondera pupils have approached the High Court seeking an order overturning a decision by their school headmaster to cancel their 2017 ''O'' Level Mathematics Paper 2 examination results on allegations of cheating. Junior Mavule and 15 others — all former students of Nagl...
Zimsec exam leaks causing 'educational holocaust' 26 February 2018 HARARE - Scandal-ridden Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec)’s reputation may have been irreparably damaged  after the November 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 exam materials were leaked in the latest example of how the cheating epidemic is roiling the country’s education system — ed...
Zimsec board could be part of the problem 19 February 2018 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) issued a statement last week advising the public of the suspension of seven officials from the examination body in order to pave way for an audit into leakages of question papers. Two of the officials were suspended pending retirement,...
Zimsec bosses fired 15 February 2018 HARARE - Three top Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) bosses, including director Isau Nhandara, have been fired, while four others have been sent on indefinite forced leave. This comes after the High Court stopped the examinations board from making students rewrite a November 2017 ...
Woman uses fake certificate for 11 years 13 February 2018 HARARE - A Harare woman was slapped with a four months' prison term after she was found guilty of using fake Ordinary Level certificates and worked as an insurance agent at a local insurance firm for 11 years. Abigail Mhizha, 45, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with c...
Zimsec exam challenge deferred 13 February 2018 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 o...
Zimsec in need of self-introspection 11 February 2018 HARARE - For several years now, the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has been mired in a series of controversies involving examination paper leaks, placing its credibility into the spotlight. During the 2017 examination session, examination papers for several subjects reportedly l...
Parents sue Zimsec over exam resit 11 February 2018 HARARE - Parents have dragged the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) to the High Court seeking an order nullifying its decision to have children resit for the 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper 2 examination, after allegations the paper leaked through social media. The applicants Vic...
Outrage over Zimsec exam scandal 10 February 2018 HARARE - Education sector stakeholders have called for the immediate resignation of Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) management after the shameful leakage of a November 2017 English Language examination paper, with authorities forcing candidates to rewrite the exam. This comes as ...
'O' Level candidates to rewrite English exam 9 February 2018 HARARE - The 2017 Ordinary Level English examination paper will be re-written on February 16, the Primary and Secondary Education ministry said yesterday. In the statement, minister Paul Mavima said the re-write was arrived at after much consideration as there had been widespread cheating in t...
2017 November 'A' Level results out 19 January 2018 HARARE - Today is the day when thousands of students progress on their career path as they get their ''A''level results The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec), yesterday, released “A” Level results for November 2017. The total number of candidates who sat for the November “A” Lev...
Woman uses forged certificate to get job 16 January 2018 HARARE - A Harare woman allegedly used a forged Ordinary Level certificate to get employment as an insurance agent at First Mutual in 2006, a Harare court heard yesterday. Abigail Mhizha, 45, was released on $40 bail when she appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with contr...
Man 'leaks' O Level exam paper 1 November 2017 HARARE - A Harare man was dragged to court yesterday for allegedly leaking this year’s Ordinary Level English exam paper, which was written on October 26. Victor Tamanikwa, 25, appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande charged with contravening section 35(a) of the Zimbabwe Schools Exa...
June 'O', 'A' Level results out 9 August 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) yesterday released “O” and “A” Level results for June 2107. The total number of candidates who sat for the June “A” Level 2017 examination was 4 668 as compared to 4 007 in June 2016, an increase of 16,49 percent. “The number of can...
Toughen penalties for exam leaks: Zimsec 24 February 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) has appealed to parliamentarians to enact a law meting sterner punishment to individuals who leak examination papers. This comes as the internationally accredited examinations board will soon install a multi-purpose state-of-the-art printi...
'O' Level results: Boys outperform girls 4 February 2017 HARARE - Boys outperformed girls in the 2016 November Ordinary Level examinations, acting minister of Primary and Secondary Education Sithembiso Nyoni said. Speaking at the release of the “O” Level results yesterday, Nyoni said pass rates of school candidates has been increasing since 2012, wi...
Exam cheat nabbed 17 November 2016 HARARE - A Harare man who attempted to scam the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council’s invigilating system by writing an exam on behalf of another student has been nabbed. The 23-year-old man from Glen Norah, who tutors mathematics, was arrested on Monday for taking the Ordinary Level Mathemat...
Let's maintain Zim's education standards 24 February 2016 HARARE - The recent announcement of the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) Ordinary Level results for 2015 in which thousands passed with flying colours have raised serious concerns about whether the examination system is still robust or has been compromised. One of the biggest conc...
Govt bars Zimsec school ratings 11 December 2015 HARARE - Government has barred the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) from compiling the top 100 schools in this year's Grade Seven examinations, preferring it to be done by the minister of Primary and Secondary Education. Over the years, Zimsec  has been ranking schools' pass rates...
Student helps bust exam paper syndicate 12 November 2015 HARARE - An Ordinary Level student at Nyamashesha Secondary School in Mhondoro caught with leaked copies of the November English examination papers, assisted detectives to crack a syndicate that supplied him the paper. Godfrey Nhari, 46, Victor Kabondo, 37, Enock Sithole, 21, and Juliet Zikony...
Absconding teachers letting pupils down 24 August 2015 HARARE - A recent head count by government on civil servants has exposed most employees who are in the habit of absconding from their work stations. The head count has affected close to 3 000 civil servants, 1 000 of whom are teachers. Affected teachers could even be more than this and it i...