coltart.jpgThe Ministry of Education, Sport, Art and Culture says marking of the November 2009 Ordinary Level examinations is complete and results are expected to be released early next month.

In an effort to avoid last year’s situation were ordinary level students were instructed by the ministry to proceed to advanced level without results, this year the marking of Ordinary Level results has been completed and the results are expected to be released in two weeks time.


Education, Sport, Art and Culture Minister Senator David Coltart said although the exam board had faced challenges due to power cuts, the marking process has been completed.


“I’m reliably informed by ZIMSEC that ‘O’ Level results will be out soon and we are happy with the fact that this year we are going to release the results in time for students to proceed to ‘A’ Level.”


Meanwhile Senator Coltart has revealed that cabinet has resolved that students who cannot afford to pay exam fees will be assisted by the government.


“Government is now working on how to assist students who cannot pay for their own examination fees and we are going to carry out a survey in all the provinces to try and identify students who are in need of the assistance.”


Last year thousands of students failed to sit for their ordinary level examinations after failing to pay exam fees which were pegged at US$10 per subject.