The November 2017 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) Ordinary Level results are out and are ready for collection from Monday with the examinations board saying the English Language Paper 1 was of a better quality as compared to the November 2016 paper. Zimsec said the paper registered a five percent increase in pass rate.
The rise in the pass rate is despite the nullification of the English Language paper 2 examination results by the High Court after it leaked.
Officially announcing the release of the results today, Zimsec board chairman Professor Eddie Mwenje said: “English Language was graded on one paper as ruled by the High Court. The quality of work on the paper showed that the candidates who wrote the paper were of a better quality than those for 2016.”
Prof Mwenje said there was a slight decrease in the pass rate last year compared to year 2016.