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Only ‘deserving’ O-level candidates to access results-Zimsec

By William Milasi

The Zimbabwe Examination Council (ZIMSEC) has said only deserving 2022 Ordinary Level candidates will be able to access their results.

Last year the integrity of the examination mother board came under sharp focus and doubts of its ability to manage national examinations following leakages of various ordinary level examination question papers.

ZIMSEC itself acknowledged last year that some candidates had been found to have pre-access to some Ordinary Level Question papers.

“There have been false reports circulating on social media, particularly from a ZIMSEC parody (false) Twitter account and an online publication Afrogazette, purporting that the Orsianry level results have been cancelled. Zimsec has issued no statements on the pass rate of the 2022 O Level Examination candidates or cancellation of results,” said Zimsec in a statement before adding that the statements are mischievous and aimed at causing, “anxiety and unrest amongst candidates and parents.  We advise all stakeholders to disregard these speculative attempts to cause panic and despondency and await official updates from Zimsec.”

The examinations board said it is currently in the process of finalizing its assessment of 2022 Ordinary Level performance.

Currently according to Zimsec marking of last year’s o level examinations has been completed and, “processes which precede the release of the results are currently underway.”

“Candidates who had pre-access to question papers at different examination centres were identified during the writing of the examinations and also the marking of scripts stage. These candidates will, in line with the ZIMSEC Act, Section 34, have examination results cancelled.

“Our stakeholders are called upon to expect the release of results to deserving candidates when all necessary processes have been completed,” the statement read.

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