2017 Ordinary Level English Paper Nullified
Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Professor Paul Mavima has said the November 2017 Ordinary Level English Paper examination will be re taken on Friday 16 February 2018 from 10:00-12:00pm.
This follows widespread cheating through social media prior to the exam last year.
“I regret the inconvenience and general stakeholder disaffection that this decision will cause. In the final analysis the decision has been necessitated by the need to maintain and preserve the integrity of the National Examination system.
“In this regard all candidates who sat for the November 2017 Examination are therefore required to report to their Examination centers in order to re-write the examination which begins at 10:00 hours on Friday 16 February 2018,
“Candidates who have been informed of cancellation of results because of cheating during the examination in all subjects and English language only should not re-write this paper 2 and this includes those who were prosecuted and sentenced,”said Mavima.
All candidates are required to re-write the examination at their original Examination Centers and are prohibited from re-sitting the Examination at any other center.
No examination fees shall be paid for this re-sit, head of examination centers should take full charge and not delegate to their Subordinates the running of the examination.
Examination centers should not admit candidates from other centers intending to re-sit at their centers. ZIMSEC and the ministry shall not be held responsible for any failure by any candidate to re-write the examination.
ZIMSEC Director Esau Nandara said the papers will be taken back to ZIMSEC on the same day for credibility.
“Examination papers will taken back to ZIMSEC on the same day after they have been written, it is going to take a week to mark and results will be worked out from there,” he said.
Meanwhile the release of the 2017 Ordinary Level results have been put on hold until the English Language Paper 2 has been taken, marked and integrated with the rest of the examination.
Over 260 000 candidates will re taking this examination.