Mat North’s top schools named

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Whins­ley Masara

THE best schools in Mata­bele­land North Province are Dim­pamiwa Pri­mary in Nkayi District and John Tal­lach High School in Umguza District.

They pro­duced the best re­sults in the Novem­ber 2015 pub­lic ex­am­i­na­tions.

The Min­istry of Pri­mary and Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion last Fri­day re­warded the in­sti­tu­tions with medals, cer­tifi­cates and float­ing shields at the Bet­ter Schools Pro­gramme Zim­babwe pro­vin­cial merit awards that were held at Somvubu Sec­ondary School in Bubi District.

At pri­mary school level, the min­istry con­sid­ered the schools with the high­est per­cent­age of can­di­dates who at­tained ag­gre­gate four units at Grade Seven.

Dim­pamiwa Pri­mary School scooped pole po­si­tion with 11 pupils each ob­tain­ing four dis­tinc­tions.

Only 41 can­di­dates had four dis­tinc­tions at Grade 7 in the en­tire province.

The school with the high­est per­cent­age pass rate in the 2015 Or­di­nary Level ex­am­i­na­tions was John Tal­lach (for­merly known as Ing­wenya Mis­sion) in Umguza district. The board­ing school which se­lects stu­dents with a high pass rate at Grade Seven at­tained a 97.66 per­cent pass rate.

Un­der non-se­lect­ing board­ing schools, Ge­orge Silundika Sec­ondary School was the best with a 61.95 per­cent pass rate while Somvubu Sec­ondary School in Bubi beat the day schools with 47.73 per­cent.

John Tal­lach had 67 pupils with more than five As at O-Level, the high­est in the province.

At Ad­vanced Level, Iny­athi had the big­gest num­ber of can­di­dates who got more than 10 points, with 37 out of 66 stu­dents at­tain­ing more than 10 points from three sub­jects.

How­ever, John Tal­lach had a 100 per­cent pass rate at Ad­vanced level with 17 out of 17 stu­dents scor­ing more than 10 points.

John Tal­lach High School scooped the best over­all per­for­mance award at both O and ALevel in the 2015 ex­am­i­na­tions.

Among ur­ban pri­mary schools, In­gag­ula Pri­mary School in Hwange had the most im­proved Grade 7 re­sults in the province, record­ing an 84 per­cent pass rate in 2015, up from 30 per­cent the pre­vi­ous year.

Zimwatuga Pri­mary School in Tsholot­sho was the most im­proved among ru­ral schools, ris­ing from six per­cent to 63 per­cent.

Most im­proved school per­for­mance at OLevel was seen at Khum­bula High School, also in Tsholot­sho, which had a 42 per­cent pass rate, up from seven per­cent in 2014.

BSPZ awarded schools and in­di­vid­ual pupils for ex­cel­lence in the pub­lic ex­am­i­na­tions. — @ win­nie_­masara.

Dr Senelani Hove-Musekwa presents a shield to Coal­fields rep­re­sen­ta­tive Mrs For­tune Mpofu at the Mata­bele­land North Pro­vin­cial BSPZ merit awards cer­e­mony at Somvubu High School at Iny­athi in Bubi District last week

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