More than nine primary schools in Kwekwe District recorded a zero percent pass rate at the 2022 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) examinations.
Most of the schools are in Kwekwe’s resettlement areas where infrastructural developments are lagging behind.
The statistics were shared by Zibagwe Rural District Councillor Tichaona Chitate and were derived from the district’s 137 schools. Said Chitate:
Schools in resettlement areas are disadvantaged, they do not have resources but are expected to write the same national examinations as schools that are fully equipped. That is a great disadvantage for the learners.
Schools that registered 0% pass rates are Tavanevhu, where 36 set for examinations, Bonwei (17), Ndlamatuli (15), Sunganayi (14), Comyn (13), Melrose (11), Edzai Mpumelelo (10) and Maywood (four) and Riverlea were only one candidate wrote.
Seven schools from the district’s urban area recorded a 100% pass rate.
Some of the schools that recorded over 80% pass rates include Maryward, Dambudzo, Russel, Loreto, Chiedza, St. Martins A and George Hill.
Meanwhile, the country registered a 40.09% pass rate which was a decline from the 41.13% registered last year. | NewZimbabwe.com