MASVINGO - The November 2017 Grade 7 examination results have seen a total 1 461 pupils in Masvingo province passing with between five and 10 units, a significant improvement for schools that are grappling with the difficult demands of the new curriculum.
Snap results released on Wednesday by the Provincial Education Department show that Gokomere CPS is on top of them all.
"According to a snap survey we have done, Gokomere performed better than any other school in Masvingo Province with 101 out of 148 pupils getting five to ten units," said Provincial Education Director (PED) Zedius Chitiga.
One of the traditional top primary schools in Chiredzi district, Dunuza, is second highest in the province and highest in the district with 92 pupils who passed with 10 units or better.
Victoria Junior produced 89 pupils with 10 units or better, making it the best in Masvingo Urban but number three in the province.
Tshovani Primary sits at number four in the province and number two in Chiredzi district with 85. Runyararo Primary is number two in Masvingo Urban but number five in the whole province with 84.
Of the 172 pupils who sat for their examinations at Hwiru Primary in Gutu district, 53 managed 10 units and better while Makura Primary has 39.
In Bikita district, Duma Primary is the best with 25 candidates managing six to 10 units. Nyahunda and Jaravani Primary schools tallied with each producing five pupils with between seven and 10 units.
G & N Primary is the chapion of Mwenezi district with 30 pupils obtaining between seven and ten units. Rutenga Primary is second best in the district with 28 pupils getting between six and 10 units.
In Zaka district, Zaka Primary produced 11 pupils with five to ten units. The school had 101 candidates who sat for the examinations. Muroyi Primary produced 12 pupils who managed to get between 6 and 10 units.
Madyangove Primary in Chivi tops the district with 30 pupils who managed 10 units or better, followed by Bvute Primary with four pupils with nine or 10 units.education