Govt To Subsidise Exam Fees By 53%

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By Staff Reporter

GOVERNMENT has announced it is going to pay 53% for 2020 June and November examination fees for all candidates in public schools, Education Minister Cain Mathema has said.

Mathema said Government had released $150 million towards preparations of this year’s examinations and parents would foot the remainder.

“I would now like to advise all parents and guardians in Grade 7, Ordinary and Advanced levels. Government will be contributing 53 percent of the examination fees in public schools while parents and guardians will take up 47 percent,” he said.

There was an uproar early this year when the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) increased fees to $190 per subject for Ordinary Level candidates and $351 to $26 for Advanced Level candidates, which was beyond the reach of many.

The government was forced to reverse the new fee structure last month.