ZIMSEC O-Level results out

by | May 3, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

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The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) has announced the release of November 2020 Ordinarily Level results.
In a statement, Zimsec board chairperson Professor Eddie Mwenje said there was a marginal pass rate decline of 8.2 percent.
Professor Mwenje said there was a 11 percent decrease in candidature compared to the number that sat for the examinations in 2019.

  1. “The 2020 pass rate decreased by 8.2 percent compared to the 2019 results. School candidates who wrote five or more subjects were 167272 and 43244 obtained Grade C or better in five or more subjects, yielding a 25.7 percent pass rate,” he said.
    “The results show that the male candidates performed slightly better that female candidates. The overall pass rate for males is 26.5 percent and that for females is 23.7 percent. The same trend was observed last year in the November 2019 examinations were male candidates performed better than females, however, more female candidates registered for their examinations than their male counterparts,” Prof Mwenje continued.

The decline can be attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic that disturbed the normal day to day school attendance as students had to adjust to online learning.

“Amidst the strict observance of the World Health organisation (WHO) suggested Covid-19 precautions to mitigate against the spread of the virus, examinations were however written and marked without any major incidents or notable setbacks,” Prof Mwenje ended.