High O Level Passrate Cause Lower 6 Enrollment Challenges

Boarding schools are reportedly oversubscribed after a lot of pupils who sat for their Zimsec November 2019 ordinary level exams passed, The Chronicle reports.

Many learners are reportedly still stranded after failing to secure a place for Lower 6 at some schools. However, the Deputy Primary and Secondary Education minister Edgar Moyo said enrolment was going on well. Said Moyo:

We are hearing that recruitment is going on well at most schools. Securing places at boarding schools is usually a challenge because of the high demand.


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We cannot rule out the issue of over-subscription of Form Five classes because of the low numbers that are recruited.

Schools that score high marks are usually overwhelmed by demand for places as parents want their children to get the best education.

Those who are facing challenges in securing places should approach provincial education directors and district inspectors’ offices for assistance as they have better knowledge of schools within their jurisdictions. They will advise them on other alternatives

63000 students passed 5 subjects and above in the 2019 O level November exams.

More: The Chronicle 

Edgar Moyo

Edgar Moyo is Zimbabwean politician and educationist. He is the current Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. Read More About Edgar Moyo

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High O Level Passrate Cause Lower 6 Enrollment Challenges