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Teachers Cast Doubt On ZIMSEC "A" Level Pass Rate

Teachers Cast Doubt On ZIMSEC

Teachers’ unions have accused the government of falsifying the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) 2021 Advanced Level pass rate to make it appear is as the country’s education sector is in a healthy state.

ZIMSEC announced on Tuesday that the country recorded an 84.67% pass rate for “A” Level examinations, which was 3.68% higher compared to the previous year (2020).

However, Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe president Takavafira Zhou told NewsDay that the 3.68% increase does not reflect the true picture on the ground. Said Zhou:

We believe the results were a political decision by the government to paint a good picture of the education sector.

I think the government, through (ZIMSEC), tries by all means to push for an agenda.

We need broad engagement to come up with the new curriculum, and we need to revamp the education system so that it can provide survival skills after education.

Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe president Obert Masaraure said the percentage pass rate is fake. Said Masaraure:

We are all aware that the students never got prepared for the examinations, and there is a plot to paint that everything is normal in the education sector.

Primary and Secondary Education ministry spokesperson Taungana Ndoro refuted the unions’ allegations. He said:

Facts do not lie, and I repeat that. No matter how they will try to tarnish the image of the government, facts don’t lie.

Teachers’ unions are angry with the Government over its refusal to restore teachers’ salaries to the pre-October 2018 salary levels.

More: NewsDay


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14 Comments

connie 1 month ago

e o level pakaipa hameno kuti vanoboka zvipi


★ßoy 1 month ago

ko e0 level rinhi...ndoAri serious manje


Yellow 1 month ago

Ivo vakururu vedu vakambodzidzawo here zvakadini🤣🤣🤣🤣


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Machiavelli 1 month ago

Once upon a time, when localisation of 'O' and 'A' level examinations started, I was among the first batch of trained examinations markers trained by University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES). The moderation was made by what is known as The Stanine Key.
This 85% pass rate does not make sense if any exam moderation has taken place. What we seem to have is politicisation of academic standards.

Professionals and academics will understand what I am saying.

No wonder our students and scholars aren't accepted worldwide


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Sorry @VYBZ. Firstly, I am not Maxwell Manyengavana. Secondly I never marked ZIMSEC, only UCLES. I quit before ZIMSEC.

garo 1 month ago

kkkkk usamudero mhani

VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Getaway unonyepa mhani iwe we were marking Zimsec papers together owe Maxwell Manyengavana

viot 1 month ago

RBZ inodhinda $100 ine****mu hwe 33cents tichienzanisa ne$1 reUSD,asi vachishandisa US50 cents kutenga bepa rekudhinda ZW100, nyika ingaendepi? Tosvika rini tichitengesa mombe kurapisa dhongi?

# REGISTER TO VOTE #

VOTE FOR HON. BITI: My question to the Hon. Minister of Finance and Economic Development, through the leader of the House is that with the cost of living rising exponentially, with the exchange rate depreciating, the parallel market rate is now close to 300, what are you doing to the plight of civil servants, teachers, nurses, doctors, judges, magistrates, bus drivers, Speaker of Parliament, Clerk of Parliament, staff at Parliament, Members of Parliament who continue to have their salaries being eroded by the rambunctious inflation and the depreciation of the Zimbabwean dollar? Why do you not just dollarise the salary of the Speaker, the Clerk, civil servants, teachers, doctors and nurses? I thank you very much Hon. Speaker Sir.

THE HON. SPEAKER: Order Hon. Member, there is no need to mention specific people. Just simply say the public, it is enough.

HON. BITI: But I was making a case for your salary too.Arent in that bracket of earning RTGS ?

Tendai Biti is something else yaakunakidza manje parliament iye😂


pee 1 month ago

e o level ari kumbobikwa


nurse aid 1 month ago

umm vafana vaka failer ummm
umwe tatomuti enda kuUZ wono applier dental diploma Alevel kuita zvake E kuphysics

umwe kueconomics kuita D

mawe mazero pints ndachema zvangu


Jojo Zvenyika Chenjera 1 month ago

If they can rig elections what of A-level results. The only thing they cannot rig- is the economy ****!


boss vedah 1 month ago

economy hai rigwi zvokumhanya.

ROCKSTAR 1 month ago

ko eO level how far


Emmarson Zhuwawo 1 month ago

Ummmmm yayo ndiwo ane mahora manje


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