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BREAKING: No O’Level exam resit, orders the High Court

THE High Court has ordered the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZimSec) to abandon its controversial order to convene the resitting of the 2017 Ordinary English Paper 2 examination which was mired in cheating claims by among candidates.

This follows a court challenge filed by some parents represented by the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and Justice for Children Trust against Primary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavima’s (pictured) directive to have students who sat for the 2017 ZimSec examination rewrite the leaked paper.

The Minister was adamant there was massive cheating in the particular exam, hence the order for students to resit.

Most parents and guardians vehemently opposed the order insisting the order by the minister ignored a lot of issues including their poor financial status as cash was needed to relocate children who have since left areas close to their schools.

Gary Murambiwa
the authorGary Murambiwa