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Zimsec grade 7 results are out

by Staff reporter
01 Dec 2023 at 15:55hrs | Views
The ministry has announced that the heads of schools will be able to collect the results from the respective ZIMSEC Regional Offices from Monday, the 4th of December 2023.

It has been informed that the online results portal is open to view results today.

The ministry has announced that the heads of schools will be able to collect the results from the respective ZIMSEC Regional Offices from Monday, the 4th of December 2023.

ZIMSEC Chairperson, Professor Eddie Mwenje has informed that, "a total number of 372603 candidates sat for one to six subjects during the 2023 Grade 7 examinations as compared to 343 169 candidates who sat for the same examinations in 2022 showing a 7.89% increase in candidature."

"The 2023 grade 7 examinations session has recorded a national pass rate of 45.57%. this is an increase of 5.48% in candidate's performance from last year's pass rate of 40.09%."

With the release of the results it has been established that the pass rate has increased and this has been attributed to the return of the "normal school calendar" after the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 and also various interventions by the Ministry of Primary and

Secondary Education in terms of teaching and learning.

He applauds that out of the total amount of 372 603 candidates who sat for the 2023 exams, a total number of 193 520 were females compared to 179 083 were males.

Female candidates grabbed the highest pass rate percentage.

"The pass rate for female candidates was 49.59% compared to 41.21% for male candidates," he said.

It has been recorded that a total number of 357 special needs candidates sat for a range of subjects from 5 to 6.

"Of these 194 wrote 6 subjects and 113 with hard hearing sat for 5 subjects yielding an overall average pass rate of 42.99% for all learners with special needs."

The special needs candidates have excelled compared to the previous year 2022, the pass rate was 29.8% and there were 323 candidates.

Professor went on to acknowledge that, there has been a steady increase in the candidature and performance of the Grade 7 candidates since 2021.

"Candidature steadily rose from 325 573 in 2021 to 372 603 in 2023 while the pass rate rise from 41.13% in 2021 to 45.57% in 2023."

Source - newsday