Claim: Zimsec examinations will not continue because of the leaked Ordinary Level Mathematics Paper 1.
Verdict: FALSE, all these other papers will continue as per Zimsec timetable
There is a Tweet believed to be from the Zimbabwe School Examination Council (Zimsec) claiming that the 2022 external examinations will no longer be written due to a leaked Mathematics Paper 1 coded 4004/1 test which was written on Monday, October 17th.
“We have come up with the decision that the exams will not continue due to the mathematics paper 2 leaked today before the examination so as to the result of this problem we are going to cancel the 2022 examinations which will be written next year in 2023.
For more information, wist the page below www.zimsecnews1.co.zw,” reads the Twitter post.
However, when contacted for a comment ZIMSEC Public Relations Officer, Nicollet Dlamini rubbished the claims.
“If you are referring to the post on WhatsApp, it’s false, all these other examinations will continue, that Tweet is just a hoax,” she said.
It is not the first time that a Zimsec exam paper has leaked and the only solution that the examination board has done is to reschedule the date and time of the resitting of the leaked examination paper.
Conclusion: All the scheduled Zimsec papers will continue as programmed as a tweet claiming they have been cancelled is fake.