Girls performed better than their male counterparts in the just released Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) 2023 November Advanced level results.

Professor Eddie Mwenje, ZIMSEC board chairperson announced the results in a media briefing in Harare this Friday where he noted a 6,6% pass rate increase.

He stated that the pass rate of 94.60% in November 2023 was an improvement as compared to 88% in 2022.

Mwenje said, “The ZIMSEC would like to advise the nation of the release of the 2023 November ‘A’ level results are out.

With effect from 12 January 2023, 1500hrs, advanced-level results will be accessed to all candidates and authorised personnel.

The total of candidates who sat for the November 2023 examinations was 34 437 as compared to 36 945 in November 2022.

The November 2023 pass rate stands at 94.60%.

There was an increase of 6.60% pass rate in the November 2023 examinations candidature compared to 88% pass rate for November 2022”.

Female candidates performed better as compared to the male candidates.

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Mr Moses Mhike said, “14 594 female candidates passed two or more subjects yielding a 96.38 % pass rate while 13 719 males passed with two more subjects which translates to 93.95 % pass rate.

The total number of special needs candidates who sat for November 2023 ‘A’ level examinations was 34, of these, 33 wrote two or more subjects and 29 obtained grade E or better yielding a percentage pass rate of, 87.87 %.”

Mhike went on to state that it is an offence for any learning institution to withhold results due to non-payment of school fees.

“Schools are not allowed to hold results from students due to tuition arrears.

Any other legal action can be taken in case of withholding of examination results,” he said.

Heads of examination centres can start collecting the results from ZIMSEC regional offices on Monday.

Candidates can access the results online on the ZIMSEC portal.

By Tsikdem

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