Zimsec shuts down the online results portal?

By Staff writer | 08 Feb 2019 at 09:38hrs
The Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) online results portal is no longer accessible.

Parents and students hailed Zimsec for introducing an online portal to access Ordinary Level results. Technology had made it easier for those who would have travelled long distances to access results.

The online portal, which was launched recently, provided a read-only record of those who sat for the November Ordinary Level examinations as long as one is authorised.

Please note that the window to view results online has closed. Please collect results from your respective centers.
It is not clear why Zimsec decided to take down the portal, however, recently, Global hacker group Anonymous appears to be taking aim at government websites in Zimbabwe in protest at the government's decision to block access to social media services and curtail access to the Internet amid protests in the troubled Southern African nation.

Posting on various message boards, a group claiming to be Anonymous said: "Greetings Zimbabwe, we are Anonymous. We have previously seen innocent people being killed in Zimbabwe. We have seen oppresion (sic) and tyranny. We have seen people being oppressed for fighting for freedom. We cannot tolerate that."

It claimed to have taken down more than 72 Zimbabwean government-operated websites, though this could not be corroborated. "This is only a start. Your banking system will also fall soon. Zimbabwe governmet (sic), you have become an enemy of Anonymous! Your systems are in danger!"

It then posted a list of government websites that it is targeting and Zimsec portal was not part of the list.



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