The November 2020 Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (ZIMSEC) Advanced Level (A’ Level) results have been released.
ZIMSEC announced in a statement released Thursday noting that the pass rate declined by 2.1 percent from the previous year with the decline being attributed to the outbreak of the coronavirus which disrupted learning.
The release of the results which are usually out by February was delayed amid strikes over allowances by markers, COVID-19-induced delays in writing and marking the examinations.
The Herald was told that ZIMSEC Chairman, Professor Mwenje, will issue a statement on the results.
There were COVID-19-induced delays in writing and marking the examinations.
Reports suggest that of the 49 153 candidates who sat for 2 or more subjects, 39 802 obtained Grade E or better in 2 or more subjects translating to a pass rate of 81 percent, down from 83.1 percent in 2019.
School candidates sitting the exams were 42 231 and 41 691 of them sat two or more subjects and 34 597 passed, representing an 83 percent pass rate.
Of the 8 056 private candidates, 7 462 were examined in two or more subjects and 5 205 were graded E or better in two or more subjects for a 69.8 percent pass rate.
Results will be ready for collection at exam centres from Friday, and candidates can also check their results on the ZIMSEC website.