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    Sunday, 26 February 2017

    Gokomere beats them all at ‘O’ Level

    Ndarama jumps to number 3, only day school in top 13


    MASVINGO – Roman Catholic-run Gokomere High School has done it again.
    It is by far the best 2016 Zimsec O Level results in the province, according to an analysis of statistics released by Masvingo Provincial Education Director, Zedius Chitiga.
    Gokomere was number one again last year and Masvingo Province had the best O Level results.
    Gokomere which had exactly the same number of candidates as Pamushana High had a total of 89 students with five As' or more while second-placed Pamushana had 46. Both schools had 242 'O' Level candidates. Last year Gokomere had 95 students with 5As' and above.
    Pamushana was not given a position in last year's O Level results and reasons were not proffered.
    Ndarama continued with its upward move as it is now the third best O Level school (from number 5 last year) in the province and was narrowly beaten to the second position by Pamushana as it had 44 students with 5As and above. Ndarama is probably the school of the year as it is the only day school that is in the top 13.
    The second best day school is Hippo Valley of Chiredzi which is at number 14.
    Gokomere beat all secondary schools at almost all levels of comparisons. It has the highest number of students with 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10 and 11 As'. Pamushana comes out first in the number of students with 12As' where it has 6 candidates against Gokomere's four.
    Roman Catholic-run schools once again dominated the top five and top ten with three in the top five and five in the top 10.
    St Anthony dropped from second position last year to fourth position while Silveira also dropped from third position to fifth position.
    Mukaro High which was at number 10 last year improved tremendously as it jumped to position six. Zimuto High dropped three places from number four last year to number seven. Serima High did not change its position as it remained at number 8.
    Chibi High dropped from number six last year to number nine this year while Gutu High improved from number 12 last year to number 10. There are four Reformed Church-run schools in the top ten and there is one in the top five.
    Prominent boarding schools that did not enjoy much success this year are Victoria High which almost slipped out of the top 20 at number 19. Vic High which is probably one of the biggest boarding schools in the country with 214 candidates had a paltry 10 with 5 As. It is one of the few boarding schools that did not have any student with 10As'.
    Hippo Valley is the second best day school in the province at number 14 and it had 21 students with As' or better. Chiredzi Government school was also a notable day school that did well at number 34 with five students obtaining more than 5As'.
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