Zimbabwe O Level English Exam Re-write Ruling Set for Tomorrow

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The High Court has reserved its ruling on the urgent chamber application by two students seeking the barring of the Ordinary Level English Language Paper 2 examination on Friday the 16th of February.

Charmaine Mukomeka and Ebba Anesu Govhati, who lodged an urgent chamber application on behalf of the 260 000 students affected by the ministerial directive for a rewrite of the English Language Paper 2 will know their fate this Wednesday.

Zimbabwe Human Rights lawyer, Danford Halimani, who is the co legal counsel for the applicants, confirmed that the High Court deferred its ruling on the matter to Wednesday at a time to be announced by the court.

The decision by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to order a rewrite following sloppy management of the examination papers resulting in a leak spread via social media attracted widespread criticism with parents calling for heads to roll at ZIMSEC.

The court is the last resort for the affected students who had had already formulated future plans.-zbc