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By Pamela Mhlanga
1 February 2013
THE number of candidates who sat for last year’s Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) Advanced Level examinations increased by almost 50% when compared to the previous year, Education, Sport, Arts and Culture minister David Coltart has revealed.
Coltart said 36 678 students sat for “A” Level examinations last year as compared to the 25 139 who were publicly examined in 2011.
“The number of children writing rose a staggering 45,9% increasing from 25 139 candidates in 2011 to 36 678 in 2012. Congratulations to Professor Norman Maphosa (chairman of Zimsec) and the Zimsec board and staff,” Coltart said.
Over the years, Zimsec has been marred by controversies centered on examination paper leaks and failure to pay markers, leading to the examination body losing its credibility.
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