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ZIMSEC, Govt Insincere Regarding Exam Fees Payments - MP

ZIMSEC, Govt Insincere Regarding Exam Fees Payments - MP

Parliamentarians have accused the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) and the government of insincerity regarding the methods of payment for public examination fees.

The deadline for the payment of November public examination fees was set for 31 July.

ZIMSEC pegged the exam fees in US dollars with an option for parents to pay in the local currency.

However, the examination body has reportedly requested school heads to take foreign currency as the Zimdollar is volatile.

Speaking about the issue of public examinations in the National Assembly recently, Bikita East legislator, Johnson Madhuku (ZANU PF), said:

I rise on an issue of national interest and this concerns the issue of examination fees for the O level and A level students for the 2022 examination.

I remember a few weeks ago we were presented with a statement from the Deputy Minister of Primary and Secondary Education whereby he promised that the Ministry was looking into the issue with a view to revising downwards the fees charged to these students.

We were very much worried that the fees were too high and were going to disadvantage some students by failing to pay the examination fees.

We also raised the issue that the examination fees were pegged in USD as well as in the ZWL$.

However, what is surprising is that the deadline for the payment of these examination fees is supposed to be the end of this month but we have seen and heard reports from schools whose headmasters have been called for meetings and have been instructed that the candidates have to pay in the USD.

This is disturbing because the Ministry is not being sincere.

Now, the heads have been instructed that they have to accept fees in USD for the simple reason that if the fees are paid in the ZWL$ now, at the time of remitting the money to ZIMSEC it would have lost value because of the high inflation.

Therefore, we feel this is very unfair, not only to the prospective candidates but even to the parents also. A lot of these parents, especially in rural areas, do not earn USD.

Madhuku demanded that the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education Evelyn Ndlovu should return to the Parliament and explain why the government has changed goalposts.

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7 Comments

4 weeks ago

When govt departments are charging goods and services in USD, then who must accepted bond or rtgs? Nowonder why the civil servants wants their salaries paid in USD


trust 4 weeks ago

zvonaka kana tsoko ichiisa gudo,kana gudo avakudao kuisao hanzi kwangu kudiki,,,,,,if u uknow.uknow.we need to vote.


Phidza 4 weeks ago

Chirevo ichi chandikuvadza hangu kkkk

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 4 weeks ago

Mthuli and Mangudya asks us to embrace local currency while they tell their departments not to accept local currency, wotoshaya kuti are they economically minded...


Manikiniki 4 weeks ago

These Zanu ministers it would have been better if they were not born maybe Zimbabwe wud be a better place without these selfish incompetent fools.


Rich guy 4 weeks ago

Mazuvano Jah Tsvarie akutaurawo zvine musoro what happened?Akadzokera kunodzidza kuchikoro?He no longer says nonsense and his grammar has drastically improved!Jah🇿🇼 Tsvarie -07 you are confusing me!Where is Chawabvunza?What's happening?
I know the characters here,some are always support the rotten Zanu PF party whilst others are showing their loyalty to my darling CCC.


Dr Tsvimbo 4 weeks ago

Stupid fools. They want parents to pay examination fees in USD while insisting on de dollarisation. The same fools who want to pay ZWL salaries. **** Mthuli and Mangudya



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