The 2020 Zimbabwe School Examination Council (ZIMSEC) Ordinary Level results are now out, whose pass rate shows a 6.8 percent decrease.
The results can be collected by school authorities from respective regional offices or candidates could access them online.
Statistics show that the 2020 pass rate is 24.8 percent, decreasing by 6.8 percent from the 2019 pass rate of 31.6 percent.
ZIMSEC chairperson, Professor Eddie Mwenje, said the 2020 results were within range, which was “commendable” considering the devastating conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“However, a historical analysis indicates that in 2014, a pass rate of 22.4 percent was recorded while in 2017 the country had a pass rate of 28.7 percent. It is also important to note that some countries that went into national lockdowns due to the pandemic also experienced a decrease in pass rate,” he said.
The O’level results can be accessed by 10PM Monday through the examination body’s portal at www.zimsec.co.zw to candidates as well as authorised personnel.