Government reverses examination fees

By Staff reporter | 19 Feb 2020 at 21:24hrs
Government has cancelled the new 2020 examination fees that were released earlier this year and reverted to the old fees approved in 2015.

This was announced by Primary and Secondary Education Minister Ambassador Cain Mathema in a press conference held in Harare today.

"While the examination fees that were published are based on the actual cost of each examination, the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education would like to inform parents and guardians that following further representations, the recently released circular on the 2020 examination fees has been cancelled with immediate effect," Minister Mathema said.

Minister Mathema said new fees will be announced after further consultations with various stakeholders.

"New fees will be announced after further consultations have been made with all the relevant stakeholders. Parents and guardians are therefore advised to continue paying the old fees approved in 2015. Please be advised that the deadlines for examination fees payment remain the same," he said.

The examination fees was increased to $190 from $15 for Ordinary Level candidates and $351 from $26 for Advanced Level candidates and external candidates were required to pay $443 to register for an O' Level subject while the amendment fees for a subject at O' Level was now increased to $89.



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