Harare-February 11, 2014-The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) has released results of the November 2013 Ordinary Level examinations.
The overall pass rate is 20.72 percent compared to 18.4 percent for the previous year.
Addressing journalists, the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education, Cde Lazarus Dokora said candidates who sat for this examination should collect their results from their respective centres starting Wednesday, 12 January 2014“The total number of candidates who entered for O levels in 2013 was 285 260. In 2012, there were 268 854 registered candidates. The candidature increased by 16 406 which is a percentage increase of 16.1 percent,” said Cde Dokora.
ZIMSEC Director Esau Nhandara said November results had been dispatched to ZIMSEC regional offices countrywide and thanked those who took part in the marking as well as ZIMSEC staff for their commitment and dedication to duty.
“ZIMSEC is notifying examination centres, candidates, parents, guardians and all other stakeholders that the November 2013 Ordinary Level results are out and have been dispatched to ZIMSEC regional offices,” said Mr Nhandara.
Female students had a percentage pass rate of 18.51 percent while their male counterparts registered 27.41 percent, a difference of 8.9 percent.The percentage difference between males and females has increased by 4 percent.
Monte Casino Secondary School recorded a 100 percent pass rate with Zimbabwe Republic Police High School, Nyanga High, St Ignatius College, Regina Mundi Secondary School, Nyazura Adventist, St Dominics Chishawasha Secondary, Kriste Mambo Secondary School, Anderson Secondary School and John Tallach Secondary School, completing the top ten.