MASVINGO - Masvingo Province has again taken the lead in the Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) Ordinary level November 2016 national examinations, statistics released by the examination board have shown.
The province managed a 31, 12 percent pass rate. In 2015, the province came out tops with 31,9% pass rate. On second post in last year's exams was Manicaland province with 30,64% pass rate while Mashonaland East took third position with 30,63 percent.
The Midlands Province came fourth. It managed a 29,97% pass rate while Harare Province sat on fifth position with a 27,77%. On the sixth position was Matabeleland South which scored a 26,% pass rate followed by Mashonaland Central with a 25,68 percent.
Bulawayo Province sat on the eight position with a 2,29% pass rate while Mashonaland West took the ninth position at 24,39%. Matebeleland North is sitting at the bottom with 22, 77% pass, a position which was occupied by Mashonaland East Province in 2015 when it recorded a 22,98%.
Unlike the November 2016 Advanced Level results where female candidate's outperformed male candidates, the Ordinary Level male candidates outdid their female counterparts. Male candidates scored a 32,13% pass while female counterparts scored 27,84%.
- The Herald