The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) issued a statement on the 17th of October 2022, informing the nation that some candidates had been found to have had pre-access to some Ordinary Level Question Papers. Subsequent statements were issued on the 20th of October and the 10th of November 2022 providing updates on the investigations into the matter.
ZIMSEC wishes to give the following update to the nation and our stakeholders.
- There have been false reports circulating on social media, particularly from a ZIMSEC parody (false) Twitter account and an online publication, Afrogazette, purporting that the Ordinary level results have been cancelled. ZIMSEC has issued no statements on the pass rate of the 2022 O Level Examination candidates or cancellation of results. These reports are published in mischief to cause anxiety and unrest amongst candidates and parents. We advise all stakeholders to disregard these speculative attempts to cause panic and despondency and await official updates from ZIMSEC.
- The Council is in the process of finalizing its assessment of 2022 Ordinary Level performance. The November 2022 Ordinary Level examinations marking has been completed. Processes that precede the release of the results are currently underway.
- Candidates who had pre-access to question papers at different examination centres were identified during the writing of the examinations and also at the marking of scripts stage. These candidates will, in line with the ZIMSEC Act, Section 34, have examination results cancelled.
- Our stakeholders are called upon to expect the release of results to deserving candidates when all necessary processes have been completed.
We wish to thank the public and all our stakeholders for their interest and cooperation in ensuring the integrity of our examination system.