An analysis of the 2014 Ordinary Level examinations conducted by the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) by education authorities shows that there was an increase of the pass rate by 10 percent compared last year.
ZIMSEC director Esau Nhadara said the results had been dispatched to schools and would be ready for collection Tuesday.
Nhadara added that the leakage in the Mathematics and English papers did not have any effect on the pass rate.
According to the analysis, there were 10,000 more boys than girls who sat for the examinations. The boys had a pass rate that is nine percent more than that of girls.
As has become the case, students from the Matabeleland regions, including Bulawayo, fared badly compared to the rest of the country with Matabeleland South region reporting the worst results.
Independent commentator, Bekezela Maduma Fuzwayo told VOA Studio 7 Matabeleland region needs to improve facilities in order to up its game.