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Govt postpones July Hexco examinations

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BY SILENCE MUGADZAWETA

GOVERNMENT has postponed the July 2021 Higher Education Examination Council (Hexco) examinations which were scheduled for July 27 to 30.

Higher and Tertiary Education ministry secretary Fanuel Tagwira, in a statement yesterday, said the decision came as a result of the need to conform to COVID-19 regulations.

“This memo serves to notify the July 2021 Theory Trade Testing Examinations registered candidates, that Hexco examinations, which were scheduled for July 27 to 30, have been postponed to a date to be advised. This is in line with government COVID-19 lockdown regulations,” Tagwira said.

Zimbabwe is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases with
97 894 confirmed cases, 65 913 recoveries and 3 094 deaths, with 44 deaths recorded on
July 25.

To date, a total of 1 447 342 people have been vaccinated against the deadly respiratory virus.

Most tertiary education institutions in the country were closed due to a surge in the number of positive cases.

This came as government last week announced its intention to open primary schools despite calls for further postponement of school opening for the second term by different stakeholders in the education sector.

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