The Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) says it is ready to start the 2020 public examinations within the confines of the Covid19 guidelines.

Appearing before the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Education in Harare on Monday, ZIMSEC Director Lazarus Nembabware said the institution now awaits communication from the Ministry of Health and Child Care together with the Ministry of Primary and Secondary to restructure both June and November examination timetables.

Responding to questions on a possible postponement of the November examinations, Dr. Nembaware said it was too early to make such decisions but however, said ZIMSEC will stand guided by any pronouncements to be made by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

The Director added that all question papers are ready for deployment and measures have been put in place to make sure there are secure. Arrangements have also been made to have daily a daily pick up of the question papers where there is a high suspicion of insecurity.

Meanwhile, ZIMSEC clarified that the provision of personal protective equipment to pupils is the mandate of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday announced an indefinite extension of the national lockdown to curb the further spread of Covid-19 where he allowed public examination to start in line with the required health guidelines.

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