5 000 STEM students risk not writing Zimsec exams after Govt fails to pay exam fees
At least 5 000 advanced level students under the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative risk not sitting for their exams amid claims that government has failed to pay for their exam fees.
According to Senator Misheck Marava (MDC-T) STEM students could miss out on the deadline to pay for their November exams set for this week. Said Marava:
My question is directed to the Primary and Secondary Education minister (Lazarus Dokora). Minister, the government is not meeting its obligations on some Stem-funded students. We have learnt recently that their tuition and exam fees have not been paid and parents are running around trying to meet the deadlines. What are you doing to try and help?
Dokora, who could not provide an answer to the question, said his ministry was just a beneficiary of funding from the government and he was unaware if Zimdef had failed to pay the tuition fees. He said his ministry would not shift deadlines even if Zimdef was not to pay in time.