‘Wimbo not in cap­tiv­ity’ June O- and A-Level re­sults out

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Tendai Mu­gabe Harare Bu­reau Pamela Shumba Se­nior Re­porter

THE June Zim­babwe School Ex­am­i­na­tions Coun­cil (Zim­sec) O-Level and A-Level re­sults are out and will be ready for col­lec­tion to­day.

The can­di­da­ture for the A-level ex­am­i­na­tions has de­creased by 19, 37 per­cent.

Zim­sec di­rec­tor Mr Esau Nhan­dara yes­ter­day said he was proud that the re­sults were re­leased si­mul­ta­ne­ously, adding that they are be­ing sent to Zim­sec re­gional of­fices for col­lec­tion by the ex­am­i­na­tion cen­tre heads.

“We look for­ward to the usual smooth and expeditious col­lec­tion of the re­sults. Can­di­dates who sat for th­ese ex­am­i­na­tions will be able to col­lect their re­sults from their re­spec­tive schools and cen­tres start­ing Thurs­day 18 Au­gust 2016,” said Mr Nhan­dara.

He said a to­tal num­ber of 65 380 can­di­dates sat for the O-Level ex­am­i­na­tions for a range of sub­jects from one to nine per can­di­date. “The num­ber of can­di­dates de­creased from 81 083 this year to 65 380 last year. Of the 65 380 can­di­dates, 130 were can­di­dates with spe­cial needs. The to­tal can­di­da­ture, how­ever de­creased by 15 703 which is 19,37 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous year.

“The num­ber of school can­di­dates was 8 974 and for pri­vate can­di­dates it was 56 406,” said Mr Nhan­dara.

He added that the num­ber of can­di­dates who sat for five or more sub­jects was 2 391 which is 3,6 per­cent of the to­tal can­di­da­ture of 65 380.

“The re­main­der, 62 989 (96,3) per­cent sat for four or fewer sub­jects.

In June 2015, the num­ber of can­di­dates who sat for five or more sub­jects was 2 760, which was 3,4 per­cent of the to­tal can­di­da­ture of 81 083,” said Mr Nhan­dara.

He said the to­tal num­ber of can­di­dates who sat for five sub­jects or more were 668 and of th­ese 311 passed with grade C or bet­ter, giv­ing a per­cent­age of 46,56 per­cent.

“The pri­vate can­di­dates who sat for five sub­jects or more were 1 723 and of th­ese 168 passed with Grade C or bet­ter, giv­ing a per­cent­age pass rate of 9,75 per­cent,” said Mr Nhan­dara.

For the A-Level re­sults, Mr Nhan­dara said a to­tal num­ber of 4 007 can­di­dates sat for the ex­am­i­na­tions com­pared to 4 086 in June last year, a de­crease of 1,9 per­cent.

“The to­tal num­ber of can­di­dates who sat for two or more sub­jects was 1 844 which is 46 per­cent of the to­tal can­di­da­ture of 4 007. The per­cent­age pass rate for school can­di­dates who wrote two or more sub­jects is 84,13 per­cent and 60,8 per­cent for pri­vate can­di­dates”.

Mr Nhan­dara com­mended the ex­am­in­ers and all Zim­sec staff who worked tire­lessly through­out the set­ting, mark­ing and re­sults pro­cess­ing up to the anal­y­sis of the re­sults.

The June ex­am­i­na­tions are meant to pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity to can­di­dates who need to make good on their pre­vi­ous ef­forts and com­plete a full cer­tifi­cate with five sub­jects at Grade C or bet­ter.

A few good can­di­dates who feel con­fi­dent enough to take some of their sub­jects be­fore the Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber ses­sion also reg­is­ter for the June ex­am­i­na­tions.

Mr Aaron “Mudzidzi Wimbo’” Mhukuta

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