15 December 2012

Zimbabwe: Scramble for Form One Places

The announcement of Grade Seven results sent some chills down the spines of candidates while waiting anxiously to see what was in store for them. Collection of results has always been a nerve wrecking

experience for those who did not do well since they will struggle to secure places for Form One but for those who pass it is all smiles.

Cool Lifestyle congratulates the entire 2012 Grade Seven pupils who made it with flying colours.

Hope you are going to maintain the standards at high school not forgetting a high five to all the teachers who worked hard for the betterment of our future leaders.

In developing the educational system, this paper partnered with Help Us Foundation to assist the less privileged that have excelled but failing to go for their secondary education.

The scholarships scheme which was effective from the day the Grade 7 results were out saw many teens applying.

Cool Lifestyle managed to catch up with some of the pupils who had collected their results and below are the excerpts of the interviews.

Ian Charehwanda (13) who was doing his primary school at Ardbennie Primary School in Mbare and scooped four units said he was happy.

"I am happy and excited that I have passed. My secret is work hard and play hard," he said.

Ian said he wishes to enroll to a boarding school.

"My desire is to be at a boarding school so that I can get more time to study than I did while at home," he said.

The 13-year-old said he wants to be an electrical engineer.

Another student from Hatcliffe 2 Primary School, Lloyd Gatsi (13) said: "After collecting my results and finding that I have obtained four units, I am now a relieved boy. I feel honoured with such results but to be honest it is not out of my own making but results of prayers.

"This achievement is a testimony that if you pray everything is possible with God," he added.

According to survey conducted by Cool Academic, many pupils have passed showing that Zimbabwe continues to be on top in Africa with the highest literacy rate.

An official in the education sector said he was impressed with the pass rate of Grade Seven pupils.

He attributed the increase in the pass rate to stability in the education sector.

Meanwhile Education, Sport, Arts and Culture Minister Senator David Coltart has reassured the nation that Ordinary and Advanced Level Examination results for this year will be released on time.

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