The government has suspended the June Ordinary and Advanced level Zimsec examinations due to the Covid-19 pandemic that has negatively affected the timing cycle of public examinations this year.
Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Monica Mutsvangwa yesterday said, the cabinet has considered and approved a request for the suspension of the ZIMSEC June Examination Session which was presented by the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education.
”Cabinet was advised that the Covid-19 pandemic that broke out in 2020 had negatively impacted on the timing and cycle of public examinations,
”The delay in writing and marking of the previous examinations has affected the preparation and the setting of the next examination hence the decision to temporarily suspend the June 2021 examinations.” She said during a post cabinet briefing in Harare.
Meanwhile, the Minister also informed the nation that casinos will now open with strict Covid-19 guidelines being put in place.
”Cabinet was informed that as at 6 April 2021, Zimbabwe’s cumulative Covid-19 cases attributable to local transmission. There are 654 cases,
”Cabinet informs the nation that, henceforth, casinos will be allowed to re-open with strict observance of Covid-19 guidelines and those found disregarding the guidelines their licenses shall be revoked.” She said.
Casinos had been closed in March 2020 when the corona virus first hit the country.