As a result of the 2011 Cabinet decision on the implementation of the new curriculum, the ministry of education for the first time in history oversaw two national examinations in 2020.
These two exams comprised of the last batch of grade 12 learners who sat under the old curriculum and those who wrote exams under the new grade 11 in 2020.
The education minister Anna Nghipondoka is scheduled to announce the 2020 grade 11 NSSCO and grade 12 NSSCO/H provisional examination results on 4 February.
Education executive director Sanet Steenkamp yesterday told New Era the ministry has completed the marking process for the two grades, while results have already been loaded on the system.
“We had two cohorts in 2020. The new grade 11 means your new NSSCO and then we had the old grade 12 legacy going out. The marking of both grade 11 and 12 is completed. It was a rigorous process. It has been completed. The grading and loading of results of grade 12 are also been loaded,” she said.
Steenkamp asked parents, guardians and learners to be patient, saying it has been two cohorts and the ministry’s data system has been revamped to ensure everyone has access to the results.