The Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) has apologised to education stakeholders and 2021 Grade 7 candidates following social media claims that 2021 Grade 7 results are out.
One of the viral messages had claimed that examination centre heads were to start collecting the results from ZIMSEC regional offices from Wednesday.
In an interview with State media on Thursday, ZIMSEC spokesperson Nicky Dlamini said the examination body will officially announce through the press once the results are out, which is very soon. She said:
As ZIMSEC we cover a wide range of people and I am sure someone heard that we have completed marking Grade 7 examinations and decided to circulate these falsehoods.
We are dealing with Grade 7s, they’re young and the unnecessary panic and alarm were uncalled for.
We would like to apologise to stakeholders and our Grade 7s for this alarming falsehood.
For the record, ZIMSEC does not send official announcements on social media.
The print media will be the first to run our press statements once our results are out, which is very soon.