THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) October 2018 Grade 7 results are out and collection begins today.
BY STAFF REPORTER
Zimsec board chairperson Eddie Mwenje said students can start collecting results from their respective schools beginning today with national pass rate at 52,08%, up from 44,73% last year.
Mwenje commended students for performing well in the Agriculture paper which was introduced last year where the pass rate rose to 66,96% up from 48,51% achieved in 2017.
Braille candidates recorded a 61,36% pass rate, national languages recorded the highest subject pass rate with Shona and Tonga pass rate well above 85%, while Nambya and Kalanga recorded around 73% pass rate.
A total of 327 492 candidates sat for this year’s Grade 7 examinations, with female students performing better than their male counterparts.