Those not writing final examinations will continue to learn from home.
Zimbabwe closed schools in March, towards the end of the first term, due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Only students in their final years, primarily Grade 7s, form fours and sixes will proceed with the exams.
Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told journalists that schools writing the United Kingdom based Cambridge examinations will open first followed by those writing locally set exams.
“The schools opening dates are scheduled for 14 September 2020 for Cambridge examinations classes and 28 September 2020 for Zimsec examination classes,” Mutsvangwa said.
“Cabinet approved that the Zimsec Examinations should start on 1 December, 2020. The ministry (of Primary and Secondary Education) is working closely with other ministries and stakeholders to guarantee the safety of pupils and staff during the examinations period.”
Mutsvangwa said the dates had been set as government continues to gather input from players in the education sector on the way forward.
“Fifteen stakeholders have submitted their inputs and another nine are expected to make their submissions shortly,” she said.-New Ziana