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Bulawayo, Mat’land schools miss O’ Level honours

14 Feb, 2014 - 15:02 0 Views

The Chronicle

Prosper Ndlovu Acting News Editor
ONLY 10 secondary schools from the Matabeleland region made it into the top 100 in the 2013 Ordinary Level examinations, with John Tallach of Ntabazinduna sitting fourth nationally.
Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and South combined performed poorly compared to their neighbours, Masvingo and Midlands provinces, which had 13 and nine schools respectively in the top 100.

Manicaland dominated with one of its schools, Monte Cassino Secondary, a girls-only school, recording a 100 percent rate while other schools in the province, Christe Mambo, Marist Brothers (Nyanga), Nyazura Adventist and St Faith’s Mission made it to the top 13. The schools are run by the Catholic Church.

Gweru-based Anderson High came second with a 97,1 percent rate from 79 candidates.

Rating the Matabeleland and Bulawayo schools, John Tallach, the Presbyterian Church of Scotland-run school, which recorded a 96,15 percent rate from 130 candidates, was followed by the Anglican-run St Columba’s High in Bulawayo’s Makokoba suburb which came 33rd nationally with an 80,8 percent pass rate from 167 candidates.

Next was Maranatha Adventist Secondary, located in Nketa suburb, at number 57 with a 69,86 percent pass rate from 147 candidates.

Maranatha and St Columba’s are day schools in the City of Kings.

Maranatha recorded 91 As in Ndebele, 24 As in Mathematics and 28 As in Biology while three male candidates scored 10 As each.

David Livingstone Secondary in Ntabazinduna settled for number 64 with a 67,3 percent pass mark from 104 candidates.

Usher High from Bulilima district posted a 66,92 percent pass rate from 133 candidates and came a respectable 68th.

Green Gables High, formerly Elite High in Khami, came number 69 with 65,79 percent passes from 38 candidates.

Minda High from Kezi took position 70 with a 64,95 percent pass rate from 97 candidates.

Mtshabezi of Gwanda came at number 79 with a 61,11 percent pass rate from 198 candidates.

A total of 126 candidates sat for the examinations at Thekwane High in Bulilima district, with the school recording a 57,14 percent pass rate and coming at number 91.

Bubi-based Inyathi High came at number 96 with a 56,32 percent pass rate from 87 candidates.

Affluent schools in the Matabeleland region such as CBC, Petra, Plumtree, Falcon College, Girls College, Masiyephambili and Dominican Convent had a shameful performance and are missing from the top 100 despite charging fees of around $1,000 per term.

The other schools of shame but from rural Matabeleland offering boarding facilities are Mzingwane, Empandeni, Manama, JZ Moyo, Matopo, Marist Brothers of Dete and Wanezi.

Bulawayo schools like Mpopoma, Mzilikazi, Milton, Sizane, Montrose Girls, Luveve and Founders were also conspicuous by their absence from the top 100.

Nine schools from the Midlands alone made it to the top hundred while Masvingo had 12 in the prestigious list.

Regina Mundi in Gweru came eighth, Hama Secondary 23rd, Shungu High 38th, Gweru’s St Patrick’s Secondary 50th, Dadaya in Zvishavane 53rd, Hanke Adventist Secondary 58th, Pakame Secondary 87th, Loreto Secondary 89th and Gokwe’s Chemhanza at number 92.

Masvingo’s finest include St Antony’s, Serima, Nyahuni, Gokomere, Pamushana, Lundi, Mukaro, Chivi, Zimuto, Makumbe, Mutendi, Mashoko and Mucheke secondary schools.

A total of 173,856 candidates sat for five and above subjects with 36,031 attaining five or more subjects with Grade C or better.

The overall national pass rate rose by 2,32 percent to 20,72 percent compared to 18,4 percent in 2012.

Below is a list of the top 100 schools.

Pos     Centre Name     Candidature       %Pass rate
1. Monte Cassino     82     100
2. Anderson      69     97,1
3. ZRP        117    96, 58
4. John Tallach     130    96, 15
5. Nyanga High     100    96
6. St Ignatius College    74    95, 95
7. Nyazura Adventist School    149     94, 63
8. Regina Mundi Secondary School    144     93, 75
9.     St Dominics (Chishawasha)    89    93, 26
10.     Kriste Mambo Secondary School    104     92, 3
11.     Moleli High School    117     92, 3
12.     Langham Secondary School     88    92, 05
13.     St Faith’s Secondary School    124    91, 94
14.     St Augustine’s Penhalonga     136    91,91
15.     Sandringham Secondary    194     89,18
16.    Chikwingwizha Secondary School    42     88,1
17.     Marist Brothers Secondary School     6    87,3
18.     St David’s Bonda Secondary School 196    86,73
19. St Antony’s High School     185    86,49
20. Alpha College    42    85,71
21.     Ruya Adventist Secondary    107    85,05
22.     Serima Secondary    140    85
23.     Hama Secondary School     88    84,09
24. Goromonzi High School    191    83,77
25. St Francis of Assisi High School    147    83,67
Pos     Centre Name     Candidature       %Pass rate
26.     St Francis Xavier’s Kutama    157     83,44
27.     Howard High School    184     83,15
28.     Nyadire Secondary School    128    82, 81
29.     Bernard Mizeki College    63     82, 54
30.     Bradley Secondary School    139    82,01
31     MT ST Mary’s Secondary School    129    81.4
32     St Dominic’s High School     260    81.5
33   ST Columbas’ High School      167    80.84
34     Gokomere High School    241    80.5
35     Marange High School     189    80.42
36     Marondera High School    166    79.52
37     Hartzell High School    174    79.31
38     Shungu High School    82    79.27
39     Sanyati Baptist Secondary School    151    78.81
40     Pamushana Secondary School    195    78.46
41 Mazowe High School    120    78.33
42 Waddilove High School    202    76.73
43 Lundi Secondary School    106     75.47
44     ST Anne’s Goto Secondary School    98    74.49
45 Mandedza High School     133    74.44
46 Rusununguko High School    211     74.41
47 Mukaro High School     159    74.21
48 Nyahuni (Makunde) Sec School     155    73.55
49 Chibi High School     184     72.83
50 ST Patrick’s Secondary School     184    72.37
Pos     Centre Name     Candidature       %Pass rate
51 Nhowe Secondary School     130     72.31
52 Zimuto Secondary School    187    72.19
53 Dadaya Secondary School      150     72
54 ST Albert’s Secondary School     133    71.43
55 Berejena Secondary School     103    70.87
56 Makumbe High School      113     70.8
57 Maranatha Adventist Sec Sch    147    69.86
58 Hanke Adventist Sec Sch     88     69.32
59 Mutendi High School      104    68.27
60 Daramombe Secondary School    153    67.97
61 ST Peters (Mbare Sec Sch      78    67.95
62 ST Paul’s Musami     177    67.8
63 Nyashanu Secondary School     152     67.76
64 David Livingstone Sec Sch    104    67.31
65 All Souls High School    118    66.95
66 Emmanuel Secondary School    133     66.95
67 Murewa High School    266    66.92
68 Usher High School     133     66.92
69 Green Gables High School     38     65.79
70 Minda Secondary School     97     64.95
71 ST John’s Secondary School     131    64.89
72 Presbyterian Secondary School     91     64.84
73 Silveira Secondary School    167    64.67
74 Nagle House     113    64.6
75 Queen Elizabeth School     175     62.86
Pos     Centre Name     Candidature       %Pass rate
76 Holy Cross Secondary School    102    62.75
77 ST Kilian’s Secondary School     81     61.73
78 Adventist Secondary School     106     61.32
79 Mtshabezi Secondary School     198    61.11
80 Mutare Girls High School     143     60.84
81 ST Michaels’ High School      108     58.97
82 Mt Selinda High School    156    58.97
83 St Benedict’s Secondary School     95    58.95
84 St Joseph’s     151    58.94
85     Makumbi High School     177     58.76
86 Kwenda Secondary School      152     58.55
87 Pakame Secondary Schoo     130     58.46
88 Chindunduma No 2 Secondary     119     57.98
89 Loreto Secondary School     130     57.69
90 Msengezi High School     143      57.34
91 Thekwane High School    126    57.14
92 Chemhanza Secondary School     140     57.14
93 Mashoko Secondary School    04    56.73
94 Jameson High School    120      56.67
95 Ngezi Secondary     203    56.65
96 Inyathi Secondary     87     56.32
97 Lydia Chimonyo Secondary    116     56.03
98 St John’s High School     61    55.74
99 Mucheke No 2 Ndarama School     229     55.46
100 St Mathias Tsonzo Secondary     150    55.33

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