ZIMSEC 2020 fees annulled-consultations underway

Government has annulled the new examination fees announced early this month by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) and ordered it to revert to fees approved in 2015.

ZIMSEC had increased the exam fees to $190 per subject from $15 for ordinary level candidates and $351 per subject from $26 for advanced level candidates.

Government advised parents and guardians to pay amounts approved in 2015 saying consultations on a new fee structure were underway. 

Following government’s intervention, parents and guardians will continue to pay $15 and $26 per subject for O-and A-level candidates respectively, amounts that were gazetted in 2015.

In a statement yesterday, Primary and Secondary education Minister, Cde Cain Mathema, said the ministry wants to carry out further consultations with stakeholders before releasing a new fees structure.