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All set for schools opening


ALL is now set for the re-opening of the schools second term next week, and the Government has put in
place measures to ensure a smooth process which will culminate in the writing of June public
examinations, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister, Monica Mutsvangwa, said
Minister Mutsvangwa said the report on the opening of schools was presented in Cabinet by Primary and
Secondary Education Minister, Dr Evelyn Ndlovu.
“Cabinet wishes to assure the nation that the Ministry is ready for the task of ensuring the smooth opening
of schools. Surveillance is being conducted in order to ensure that all health issues pertaining to schools
and the safety of learners are attended to as part of the preparations,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
“The nation is being informed that the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) June 2023
examinations are scheduled to start in mid-May, and security around examination papers is being
“The mop-up registration exercise for the examinations is scheduled to take place from 8th to 12th May
2023, and all stakeholders are being assured that no penalties will be imposed on candidates.
“The examination fees equivalent in the local currency will be announced on 5 May, 2023.
“Most of the pupils registered for the June examinations will be re-sitting, since the first-time candidates
are not eligible before they complete their Continuous Assessment Learning Activities.”
Meanwhile, Minister Mutsvangwa said the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education participated at the
Transform Africa Summit in Victoria Falls last week, as it refocuses the countryʼs education to adopt digital
The summit drew thousands of people from across the world, include four Heads of State and
The Ministry also commemorated the International Girls in ICT Day, and participated at the 63rd edition of
the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair under the theme, “Grooming Children for Innovation and Global
A workshop was also conducted by the Ministry in Redclif to update internal stakeholders on the review of
the competence-based curriculum.
On the cholera outbreak, Minister Mutsvangwa said Cabinet received a report from Vice President and
Health and Child Care Minister, Dr Constantino Chiwenga, who indicated that a multisectoral approach
had been adopted to deal with the pandemic.
“The nation is being advised that as of 29 April 2023, the cumulative suspected cholera cases were 588,
with 550 recoveries and four deaths.
“Matabeleland South and Manicaland provinces continue to contribute the highest number of suspected
cases to date, with 195 cases (33,2 percent) and 161 cases (27,4), respectively,” she said.
“Regionally, eight out of 16 SADC countries have reported cholera outbreaks, with most suspected cholera
cases reported from Malawi (58 171) and Mozambique (26 841). In light of the continued increase in
cholera cases, a multi-sectoral approach in responding to the cholera outbreak is being enhanced with
focus on addressing water and sanitation needs in affected areas.”

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