Breaking: PTUZ Hails High Court Judgement On Leaked ZIMSEC English Paper

The Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) has hailed High Court Judge Honourable Justice Matanda Moyo’s ruling to stop the rewriting of the Ordinary Level English Paper 2.

By Faith Zvorufura and Lovejoy Mtongwiza

The ruling stated that O Level students will now be graded according to English paper 1 performance.

In her ruling ,Justice Moyo said “It is not fair for innocent children to re-sit for an exam they are not prepared for, this does not only inconvenience them but parents and teachers too.

“However final results will be determined by the first English paper ,” said Justice Matanda.

PTUZ Secretary General, Raymond Majongwe criticized the conduct of ZIMSEC and said Government should learn a lesson from this.

“This is not only a victory for children but parents and teachers and action should be taken on the action on the culprits. ZIMSEC must fall.

“Government should learn from this that it is important to listen to the voice of the people, they failed to make a decision on their own and waited for court to do so,”he said

The paper was leaked at Whata Secondary School in Lower Gweru and six school officials, the headmaster, four teachers and a cook have since been arrested.

Last year, Geography Paper 2 and Integrated Science were leaked in the Midlands Province, leading to their cancellation.

In 2012, at least 13 Ordinary Level examinations had to be reset at a cost of $850 000 after a headmaster lost the exam papers while travelling by public transport from Bulawayo to his rural school.

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