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    Masvingo’s top 50 grade seven schools


    MASVINGO – Masvingo Province grade 7 pass rate for the October 2016 Zimsec exams improved by 14% from 51,9% in 2015 to 65,9%, the Provincial Education Director, Zedius Chitiga has said.
    The usual powerhouses dominated the first 10 positions.
    For schools with more than 32 pupils which is the standard class, the top 10 schools in the province are as follows; Gokomere is at number 1 with a 100% and had 140 candidates also making it one of the biggest schools in the province.
    At number two is Lowveld SDA that had 56 candidates and 100%; number three is ZRP Zimuto at 100% with 36 candidates. Although the three schools have all 100%, Gokomere will land the highest position because it has by far the largest number of candidates.
    There are five other schools with 100% pass rates but these including Riverton Primary School do not make it into this category because they don't have the standard class.
    Riverton has 26 pupils which is four short of the standard class. Some of the schools with 100% pass rates have as little as four candidates making it difficult to make fair comparison with some schools that had as many as 200 candidates.
    At number 4 is Hellen McGhie which had 109 candidates and a 99,08% pass rate; Bikita Marozva came 5th with 83 candidates and a 97,59% pass rate; Magocha of Bikita came 6th with 41 candidates and a pass rate of 97,56%; Gangare of Bikita came 7th with  37 pupils and 97,30%; at number 8 is Bani Primary of Chiredzi with 36 candidates and a pass rate of 97,22%; at number 9 is Chiredzi Government with a pass rate 96,74% and 92 candidates and anchoring the top 10 schools is Dikwindi  Primary with 114 candidates and a pass rate of 96,49%.
    Powerhouses that fell from the top 10 include Shakashe which dropped to number 11 with 155 candidates and a  pass rate of 96,13% and Victoria Junior which is at number 18 with 171 candidates and a pass rate of 93,57%.
    Bikita District performed much better than it had in many recent years with four schools that are Marozva making it into the top five and Magocha and Gangare making it at number 6 and 7 respectively.
    This is the first time in many years that a rural district has dominated the top 20. The top 20 have always been dominated by urban districts of Masvingo and Chiredzi.
    Female pupils scored better at 69.3% in 2016 results as compared to their male counterparts at 62.3%pass rate in the whole province.
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