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    Chikomba District Grade 7 pass rate jumps to 40%


    MIRIAM MANGWAYA
    MASHONALAND EAST BUREAU

    CHIKOMBA – There is only one school in Chikomba District that attained 100% pass rate in the 2017 Zimsec Grade 7 Exams, however the general pass rate increased by 4% to 40%.
    Only five pupils in the whole district managed to obtain 5 units and Goodhope Primary is the only school that managed 100% pass rate.
    Chikomba District Schools Inspector Emmanuel Kwenda told The Mirror in an interview that the district achieved a pass rate of 36% in 2016 and this increased to 40% in 2017. He attributed the improvement to the Performance Lag Address Programme (PLAP) and the improved pupil- text book ratio, courtesy of a donation from UNICEF.
    PLAP is a special way of teaching.
    "The improved pass rate is commendable. Teachers are working harder. The increased pass rate is also attributed to the improved pupil-text book ratio, courtesy of a donation from UNICEF," said Kwenda.
    Chikomba District has 122 primary schools with a total enrolment of 32 500 pupils.
    Goodhope had 100% and the number of candidates were 38.
    The lowest pass rate for the district was in Agriculture whoch registered 46%.
    Chivhu Primary School is probably the biggest primary school in Chikomba with a total enrolment of over 1 800.

    Chikomba District 2017 Grade Seven Results Top 10 schools
    Name of school               Pass rate (%)
    1.        Good Hope           100
    2.        Runyararo            96
    3.        Ranga                   92
    4.        Nyahoni                92
    5.        Marondamashanu  89
    6.        Bvumbura            89
    7.        Chamukwenjera   87
    8.        Chivhu                  86
    9.        Madondo              86
    10.      Dombe                  86
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