Government Subsidises O & A Level Zimsec Exams
22 May 2021
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By A Correspondent- The government has put a 55 percent subsidy on O Level exams for those writing the examinations in public schools bringing the total cost down to $5 194 for seven O-Level subjects and $3 240 for three A-Level subjects.

The public schools include those run by local authorities and the non-profit mission schools.

There are no Zimsec examinations in June because delays caused by the Covid-19 prevention measures saw last November’s exams extend into early this year and there was a late start to the first term this year.

This year’s full cost for O-Level will be $1 648 a subject for candidates at private schools and colleges while those eligible for the subsidy will pay $742 a subject, with a maximum of seven subjects covered by the subsidy.

Anyone in the public system writing more subjects will pay the full cost for the extra subjects.

A-Level exam fees at private schools and colleges are $2 400 a subject and $1 080 a subject in the public system, up to a maximum of four subjects. There is an extra fee for those sitting communication skills: $994 at public schools and $2 208 at private schools.

The closing date for payment and submission of entries for the examinations is July 9 and late entries will close on July 30.

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council announced the fees in a circular yesterday.

-State media