BREAKING NEWS: November 2018 Zimsec O-Level results out (FULL STATEMENT)


THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) November 2018 Ordinary Level results are out.

In a statement, Zimsec said candidates who sat for the examinations will be able to collect results from their respective schools or centres today.

The examining body said for the first time, results will be accessible to candidates and authorised personnel online and this will be done through Zimsec website:

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Paul Mavima said the 2018 O-Level results were worth celebrating as the 2018 candidates set the bar for the next group of candidates who will sit for the examination based on the new competence based curriculum.

29 January 2019


On behalf of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Board and Management, it gives me great pleasure to advise the nation of the release of the November 2018 ZIMSEC Ordinary Level Examination results. The 2018 November Ordinary Level examination was the first on the new curriculum introduced by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

Candidates who sat for this examination will be able to collect their results from their respective schools/centres from Wednesday. 30 January 2019.

We are pleased to announce that, beginning with the November 2018 Ordinary Level Examinations. results will be accessible to Candidates and authorised personnel online. This will be done through the ZIMSEC website: Instructions on how to access the Results Panel are available on the ZIMSEC Examination Portal page. A circular to this effect has been sent out to all concerned institutions.

The ZIMSEC Examination Panel can be accessed from any electronic device that supports the Internet. Results on the Portal arc in view only mode, therefore, they cannot be printed. The Results Slip which can only be collected by the candidates from their respective Examination Centres is the official document of ZIMSEC results.

The total number of candidates who sat for the November 2018 Ordintu-y Level examination was 239 441. This is 29.98% less than the candidates who entered for the 2017 November examination session which was 332 473.

The rise in the 2017 entry was as a result of a rush by candidates to write the last 0 level examination on the old curriculum. 162 541sat for 5 or more subjects and of these50664 obtained Grade C or better in five or more subjects, yielding a 32.83% which was higher than the 28.7% of 2017 where 162 915 sat for 5 or more subjects. The performance of candidates was analysed in the following categories:

• School candidates:

• Private candidates:

• Female candidates; and

• Male candidates.

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