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Zimsec rectifies results mix-up

THE Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) has started rectifying the mix-up at the examination body which saw scores of students failing to get their O’level and A’level examinations results.


The affected students who sat for their examinations last year recently said they were still waiting for their results, nearly three months after others got theirs.

Benoni Mugove who sat for his A’level exams at Chinhoyi High 2 said he finally got his English Literature results after the mistake was corrected. But Mugove has doubts about the mark he was given. He said he was given an average pass mark to silence him.

Mugove said of the three English Literature papers he sat for, he was told that one of them was missing. But he was surprised that Zimsec went ahead to give him the results.

He said efforts to see the marked paper were thwarted as Zimsec officials in Mashonaland West told him this was not possible.

“I doubt if they are my results. I have been calling Zimsec and officials were telling me that they are failing to locate another paper. I am surprised that out of nowhere they gave me results with an ordinary symbol,” said Mugove.

Contacted for comment, Zimsec director Essau Shingirai Nhandara said Mugove had initially registered the wrong option on one of his A’level subjects.

“The centre corrected the ano-maly using the amendment form. Zimsec then normalised his entry and the results were released on March 8 2013,” he said.


Misheck Meda, a student who had written A’level, said he was also given an ordinary pass mark after pestering Zimsec for his results.

Meda said he was prepared to go to court to force Zimsec to provide him with his correct results.

Students who fail to get their results are charged a search fee of US$10 by Zimsec.

Sources at the Ministry of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture said a probe into the examinations results fiasco was underway to get to the bottom of the issue.

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