In the last issue, the Examiner brought to your attention the examinations circular explaining pertinent issues for all centre heads and candidates.
This week we continue with the circular. It is prudent for all candidates who have sat for examinations and those who wish to do so to take note of the procedures which are outlined below.
EXAMINATIONS CIRCULAR NUMBER 27 OF 2017 (ctd) NOTES AND INSTRUCTIONS ON PROVISIONAL RESULTS: JUNE 2017 ZGCE ADVANCED and ORDINARY LEVEL EXAMINATIONS
4. Enquiries about provisional results
Please ensure first that the queries raised cannot be clarified by reference to these notes or to the Regulations and syllabuses.
NB: Telephone enquiries will not be accepted or acted upon.
(a) If for any reason, a candidate has not received his/her ZGCE examination results, the Examination Results Query Form should be used by the “Centre Head” to make enquiries.
(b) It has been found necessary to restrict the duration candidates’ scripts are kept by Zimsec to a short period immediately following the issue of provisional results. Enquiries about provisional results should be submitted as soon as possible after the provisional results have been received. Such enquiries must reach Zimsec within 42 days of the announcement of results. Pirate candidates must normalise their entries within the same period.
(c) Known cases of suspected cheating and pirate candidates must not be included.
(d) It is important that enquiries concerning provisional results for syllabuses shown as “No Results” are made in writing and should include all relevant information.
(e) Answer scripts and other work submitted by candidates in the examination are the property of Zimsec.
The provision for affording all deserving cases the facility of a re-mark of an examination exists. The correct procedures to be followed when requesting for re-marks are as follows:
(a) Requests for re-marks should normally be submitted through and supported by heads of the respective centres where candidates wrote the examination.
(b) Re-marks are not free. A fee is charged for each script re-marked. Currently, the charge is $10,00 per subject for Ordinary level and $20,00. No re-mark will be done before payment, and the re-mark fees should always be accompanied by the supporting evidence referred to in (a) above.
(c) Payment of fees for re-marks can be made directly to Zimsec head office or through Zimsec regional offices and respective centres.
(d) Centres wishing to send fees for re-marks by post should send their cash or bank certified cheques by registered mail and should clearly state what that payment is for.
(e) Requests for re-marks must be made within 42 days of the publication of results.
(a) Certificates will be issued to successful candidates as soon as possible after the examinations.
(b) Grades A, B, C, D and E will be shown on certificates.
Zimsec DOES NOT UNDERTAKE TO ALTER CERTIFICATES AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN ISSUED
For more information please email [email protected] www.zimsec.co.zw