Advanced Level results for candidates who sat last November are out and ready for collection, with an average pass rate of 76 percent.
The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) said Thursday that so-called school candidates who passed two or more subjects with a Grade E or better totaled 87.6 percent while private candidates were 63.7 percent.
Last year the pass rate among school candidates was 82,61 percent while that of private candidates was 57,58 percent.
“The number of school candidates was 32,764 and for private candidates it was 8,889,” ZIMSEC said.
It further said, “32,550 school candidates wrote 2 or more subjects and 28,510 (87, 6%) candidates passed two or more subjects with Grade E or better. 7,962 private candidates wrote 2 or more subjects and 5,069 (63, 7%) candidates passed two or more subjects with Grade E or better.
“ZIMSEC hereby takes this opportunity to wish all the candidates the best of luck in their future studies and endeavors,” the examining body added.
Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) official, Vusumuzi Mahlangu, told VOA they are pleased by the results, but added, it could have been better.