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ZIMSEC Grade 7 Results 2023 Statistics: Pass Rate, Boys Vs Girls, Candidates, Special Needs Candidates

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The release of the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) Grade 7 examination results for 2023 provided valuable insights into the academic landscape, revealing both progress and concerns within the educational system based on the latest statistics.

Pass Rate Increment

ZIMSEC announced a notable pass rate of 45.57% for the Grade 7 examinations in 2023, showcasing a significant improvement from the 40.09% recorded in 2022. This increase of 5.48% in candidates’ performance indicates a positive trend in academic outcomes.

Gender Disparity in Performance – Boys Vs Girls

A gender-based analysis highlighted a higher number of female candidates participating in the examinations, with 193,520 girls compared to 179,083 boys. Furthermore, the pass rate for female candidates was notably higher at 49.56%, compared to 41.21% for male candidates.

Examination Candidature Growth

The total number of candidates participating in the 2023 examinations witnessed a significant rise, reaching 372,603 candidates across various subjects. This reflected a substantial increase of 7.89% from the previous year’s candidature of 343,169 candidates.

Special Needs Candidates’ Performance

Special needs candidates, totalling 357 individuals, exhibited commendable performance with an average pass rate of 42.99%. This marked a notable improvement from the 29.8% recorded in 2022 among 323 candidates.

Authorities’ Assessment and Contributing Factors

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Professor Eddie Mwenje, ZIMSEC’s Board Chairperson, attributed the rise in the pass rate to several factors. Notably, the return to a normal school calendar following disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and interventions by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education aimed at enhancing teaching and learning.

Concerns and Key Observations

Moses Mhike, the secretary in the primary and secondary education ministry, expressed concerns about the foundational literacy levels of Grade 7 learners. A survey revealed that most learners lack basic reading and writing skills upon reaching Grade 7, posing a significant challenge to their ability to comprehend and tackle examination papers effectively.

Ongoing Trends and Improvements

The 2023 results reflect an encouraging trajectory of increased pass rates over recent years. This pattern aligns with efforts aimed at improving educational standards and underscores the ongoing commitment to enhancing teaching methodologies and educational support structures.

ZIMSEC Statement On 2023 Grade 7 Results Statistics

The Zimbabwe School Examinations Council Board and Management would like to advise the nation of the release of the 2023 ZIMSEC Grade Seven Examination results.

A total of 372,603 candidates sat for one to six subjects during the 2023 Grade Seven examinations compared to 343,169 candidates in 2022, showing a 7.89% increase in candidature.

The 2023 Grade 7 Examination session recorded a national pass rate of 45.57%. This is an increase of 5.48% in candidates’ performance from last year’s pass rate of 40.09%.

The increase in pass rate could be attributed to the return to the normal school calendar after the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the various interventions by the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education regarding teaching and learning.

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