THE ZIMBABWE School Examination Council (Zimsec) has revealed that public examinations currently underway are going on smoothly with no challenges.
Zimsec director Esau Nhandara told Southern Eye that the examinations body recorded an increase in the number of candidates registered for examinations this year compared to 2012.
“In 2012, we had 286 343 candidates who sat for the exams and this year we recorded a sharp increase and our numbers shot up to 309 264 for ‘O’ Level exams. ‘A’ Level also witnessed an increase from 37 531 candidates who wrote last year to 40 596 students,” he said.
Nhandara attributed the increase to awareness campaigns Zimsec carried out to educate the public about the importance of examinations.
In the past, some students would go to school , but fail to register for exams due to various factors.
He said the public had regained confidence in Zimsec as an institution and most students now registered with the exams body because of the way it has managed to handle public examinations over the past three years.