THE issue of the controversial 2013 Grade 7 Ndebele examination paper that was condemned for the use of inappropriate language surfaced again in the National Assembly last week as MPs demanded an overhaul of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec).
JOHANNESBURG — A small group of South Africa-based Zimbabweans last Thursday staged a peaceful demonstration outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in Johannesburg expressing dismay over this year’s Grade 7 Ndebele examination paper which they say contained derogatory language not fit for 12-year-old children.
THE government has ordered an investigation into the language used in this year’s Grade 7 Ndebele examination paper following an outcry from parents that the slang used in a comprehension section was vulgar.
WE now come to the core of our topic of language as culture.
SOME parents have demanded that the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) should reset the controversial Ndebele Grade 7 Paper 1…
I FOUND the Press statement by Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) director Esau Nhandara provocative and very annoying.
This is a response concerning the Ndebele Paper 1, 006/1 which it is alleged was full of slang and obscene language.
THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) has sparked fresh criticism over its exams system after parents and teachers complained about the 2013 Grade 7 Ndebele paper that contained slang and inappropriate language for primary school pupils.