23 May 2009
RESULTS for the November 2008 Advanced Level examinations are finally out, the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council said yesterday.
Zimsec information and public relations manager Mr Ezekiel Pasipamire said candidates could start collecting results from their respective centres on Tuesday next week.
“As the Minister (David Coltart) said, the results will be out today (Friday) and indeed the results are out as we speak right now they are being dispatched to our various regional offices countrywide.
“Candidates can collect their results from their respective examination centres countrywide from May 26 onwards.
“Accordingly, heads of schools and centre supervisors are advised to liaise with their Zimsec regional offices,” he said.
Mr Pasipamire said the results were delayed due to a number of problems, mostly to do with funding.
He, however, said that the delay in the release of the results should not affect their credibility as a high level of professionalism was applied in the marking and verification process.
“We feel we did a good job in as far as the marking and verification exercises are concerned,” he said.
Last year, the country failed to administer public examinations smoothly owing to an acute shortage of funds.
The examinations were delayed as was the marking because invigilators and markers expressed dissatisfaction with the allowances that Zimsec was offering.
Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister David Coltart on Wednesday announced that “O” Level examination results could be expected on June 5.
Grade Seven results are expected on June 26, although the minister was pessimistic that the deadline would be met, citing lack of funds and logistical problems.
He also announced the postponement of the “O” and “A” Level June examinations, which normally commence in the third week of May, rescheduling them to start on July 6 and end on July 27.
Examination fees have been pegged at US$10 per subject for both levels.