The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education (MoPSE) has announced the registration fees for the 2022 ZIMSEC examinations for Grade 7, Ordinary Level and Advanced Level candidates.
For Grade 7 examinations, the candidate will pay ZWL$4 388.00 and the Government will pay ZWL$5 362.00 giving a total of ZWL$9 750.00.
O’ Level candidates will pay ZWL$1 620.00 and the Government will pay ZWL$1 980 giving a total of ZWL$3 600.
A’ Level candidates will pay ZWL$3 240.00 and the Government will pay ZWL$3 960.00 giving a total of ZWL$7 200. See the table below:
|Examination Level||Portion paid by Candidate ZWL$||Portion paid by Government ZWL$||Total Fees in ZWL$|
|Grade 7||$4 388.00||$5 362.00||$9 750.00|
|O Level||$1 620.00||$1 980||$3 600|
|A Level||$3 240.00||$3 960.00||$7 200|
Fees structure explained
The reason why Grade 7 examination fees look higher than Ordinary and Advanced Level fees is that they are the total fees.
This means that a Grade 7 pupil in a public government-owned school will pay ZWL$4 388.00 in total and not per subject.
For Advanced Level and Ordinary Level candidates, the fees are per subject. For example, an O’ Level candidate will pay ZWL$1 620.00 per subject. Therefore, if one is sitting for 5 subjects, they will pay ZWL$8 100.00.
The government’s contribution is limited to 7 subjects. If a candidate writes more than 7 subjects, they will start paying the full fee for the 8th subject.
For example, if you are writing 9 subjects you will pay a total of $18 540.00 split as follows:
- ZWL$11 340.00 per subject for the 7 subjects at ZWL$1 620.00 per subject
- ZWL$7 200.00 for the additional two subjects at ZWL$3 600.00 per subject.
If a candidate is doing practical subjects, they will pay double the fees including a practical fee. So a candidate will pay ZWL$3 240.00 instead of the usual ZWL$1 620.00.
If a candidate attends a private school they will have to pay the full fees because the government will not contribute anything.
This means the candidate will pay ZWL$3 600.00 per subject instead of ZWL$1 620.00 even if they are writing less than 7 subjects.