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Students Walk 15km to Sit for Exams in Zimbabwe

Students in rural areas are forced to walk for at least 15km to access schools with center numbers for their examinations despite government’s pledge to make education accessible in the country.

Speaking during a parliamentary plenary session, Rushinga legislator, Tendai Nyabani, said some schools in his constituency have been operating for more than a decade without center numbers.

He said that Learners find it difficult to sit for examinations at those schools because they have to walk for 10 to 15km just to write examinations yet the President said no place and no-one should be left behind.

In response, the Minister of Information, Monica Mutsvangwa said the government was committed to creating a conducive learning environment for all pupils.

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She challenged the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education to investigate why schools that have been operating for years have not been registered as examination centers..

Nyabani said there must be an investigation and requests that the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education to appear at the parliament and respond to that question raised by the parliament.

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