The Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education said that Lower Sixth classes will commence lessons in the second term.
This comes after the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has failed to release Ordinary Level examination results in time, with the first term ending on Thursday, 07 April.
Education Ministry spokesperson, Taungana Ndoro, told State media that it is not possible to make an arrangement that will allow Form Five pupils to start attending lessons this term. Said Ndoro:
For now, it is impossible to have a special arrangement for the Lower Sixth pupils for them to resume classes for the first term.
What will happen is that the parents and guardians will use the school holiday to look for places and they will start lessons with the rest of the classes for the second term.
For now, we are awaiting ZIMSEC to release the Ordinary Level results which I believe is now imminent.
Normally, O’ Level results are released towards the end of January so that Form Five pupils start attending lessons during the first term.
ZIMSEC has not revealed the reasons why the results are still not out but the marking of examinations was disrupted by markers’ strike over unpaid allowances which might have caused the delay.