Zimsec assisting candidate over exam fees payment

Pupils writing an exam

Pupils writing an exam

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council is committed to being the centre for excellence with-in the sub-region and beyond in quality assessment in education.

Our commitment extends the parameters of the organisation to reach every stakeholder in professionalism and innovation.

After a Cabinet decision in 2015, Zimsec came up with a facility which is meant to assist the parents, guardians and sponsors of prospective candidates to pay the national examination fees over an extended period of time.

Taking into consideration the financial plight of many candidates, this facility seeks to afford every candidate an opportunity to sit for examinations.

Did you know? Examination fees for Grade Seven(7), Ordinary Level and Advanced Level are now be payable in instalments over a period of two years starting from Grade six(6), Form three(3) and Lower Sixth(L6th) respectively. The Scheme works as follows;

Grade Seven Examinations

Candidates start paying for the Grade 7 Examinations in Grade 6. The payment of examination fees should be done at the school/examinations centre at the rate of one dollar ($1) per term, making a total of six dollars ($6) by term 3 of Grade seven.

Ordinary Level Examinations

Ordinary Level candidates are able to start paying for the Zimsec Ordinary Level examinations at the beginning of Form three.

Advanced Level Examinations

Advanced Level candidates are able to start paying for the Zimsec Advanced Level examinations at the beginning of Form five (Lower six).

These fees, for both Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations, are strictly payable at the examination centres.

Deadlines and stipulated examination fees remain unchanged as per Zimsec circulars distributed to all centre heads at the beginning of every examination registration exercise. Please contact the centres for further details.

Education is a basic human right, let us work together to ensure that we safeguard this fundamental right.

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  • Kuta Kinte

    We as parents have to thank you for your efforts to ensure that students who have been studying for any level are afforded chances to prove themselves. As a body, you understood the plight of different parents when they pleaded for an extension of the O-Level deadline which agrees with the excellence value. I have personally met many former but promising students who miserably could not go further with education due to lack of payment of examination fees. Please keep on improving your value as this will also translates to national education value.