JUST IN: Zimsec releases November 2017 O Level results (See overall pass rate)

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The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) November 2017 O level results are out.

PRESS STATEMENT
23 February 2018

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Board and Management would like to advise the nation of the release of the November 2017 ZIMSEC’ Ordinary Level results.

Candidates who sat for this examination will be able to collect their results from their respective schools/centres from Monday, 26 February 2018.

In the analysis candidates are described in two parts,
one being ‘school candidates’, the second being the ‘private candidates’. Private candidates are non-formal students who entered for this examination. The total number of candidates who sat for the November 2017 0 Level examination was 332 473. This is 14,25% higher than the November 2016 entry. Total candidates who wrote five or more subjects were 189 684 and 49 982 obtained Grade C or better in 5 or more subjects, yielding a 26.35 % pass rate. There is a slight decrease on the performance of 2016 which was at 27.92%.

Of the 187 606 school candidates, 162 920 wrote 5 subjects and above resulting in 46 755 passing 5 or more subjects with a grade C or better. This translates to a pass rate of 28, 69% as compared to 29.96 % for 2016. For private candidates, out of the 144 867 candidates, a total of 3 227 passed at least 5 subjects, yielding a pass rate of 12,05% at grade C, or better as compared to 13.40% for 2016.

English language was graded on one paper as ruled by the High Court. The quality of work on the paper showed that the candidates who wrote the paper were of a better quality than those of 2016 resulting in a slight increase of 5%.

There are four categories of Special Needs Candidates. The highest performance by these candidates was in the Enlarged print category where 36,4% of the 68 candidates passed five or more subjects with a grade C or better. In the Hard of Hearing, Braille and Physical impairment categories candidates achieved 10%, 16,67% and 31,25% respectively.

We would like to extend our gratitude to all those who were involved in the November 2017 examinations process.

ZIMSEC hereby takes this opportunity to wish all the candidates the best of luck in their future studies and endeavours.

The registration deadline for the June 2018 examination is 23 March 2018. There will be no late entry facility for this examination session.

Professor E. Mwenje
CHAIRPERSON: ZIMBABWE SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL BOARD


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