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Public exams start smoothly.

Public exams started yesterday smoothly and without incident beginning with the Grade 7 Zimsec examinations in all registered primary schools, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education reported last night.

The Minister of Primary and Secondary Education also met teachers’ unions in Harare yesterday and advised them to bring forward all their concerns in writing.

Zimbabwe has put in place adequate measures, informed by the World Health Organisation guidelines, to ensure public examinations are held without risk to the safety of either learners or teachers.

Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education spokesperson Mr Taungana Ndoro gave the details last night.

“The exams started well across the country and we did not have any problems. It sailed smoothly and we are grateful to all those who played a part.

“The teachers’ unions have their concerns as well, and today they met the minister where they were advised to come up with a position for all their requests through ZIMTA,” said Mr Ndoro.

“We expect to finish these exams incident-free even for the upcoming O and A’ Level examination. This is not the first time we are having examinations under Covid-19. Last year we did well and we expect the same.”

That the examinations were held in an incident-free environment was corroborated by the heads who were upbeat of finishing the job at hand without any challenges.

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