The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) says it will release the 2021 Ordinary Level examination results next week.
In a statement, ZIMSEC refuted claims that it has delayed releasing Grade Seven, Ordinary and Advanced Level results but has maintained the normal timeframe for their release.
The examinations body said that there were COVID-19 disruptions in the opening and closing of schools throughout the previous year, leading to a delay in starting exams. Read the statement:
Traditionally, that is before the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 Global pandemic, the results of the Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations are released two months after the date of writing the last examination paper, hence results were released between 1 and 15 February, Zimsec has observed this time period of two months after the last examination paper for 2021 was written on 31 January 2022.
The December 2021/2022 Advanced Level examination results were released on 5 April 2022 and the Ordinary Level examination results will be released next week.
Meanwhile, this year’s A-level results came three weeks earlier than those of the 2020 examination.