Zimbabwean Schools - 'Factories of Failure'

The drop in ordinary level pass rate to eighteen percent has raised serious concerns about a country whose educational system was once the envy of the continent.

School kids sharing text books in Zimbabwe.

  • Zimbabwe:  Education Rot - Sweeping Changes Vital

    Zimbabwe Standard, 17 February 2013

    THE poor results registered at Ordinary level in 2012 are a wakeup call for the government to introduce sweeping changes to the country's education system, experts have said. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Acting Heads Man 80 Percent of Zim Schools - Coltart

    The Herald, 14 February 2013

    CLOSE to 80 percent of school headmasters countrywide are in an acting capacity, amid reports that those aspiring to fill the posts do not have the requisite qualifications. Most ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  O-Level Results Need Holistic Analysis (analysis)

    The Herald, 13 February 2013

    October-November 2012 Ordinary Level examination results are out and are now in the public domain. Zimbabwe has again recorded one of the lowest O-Level pass rates since ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  0'level Results - Don't Blame the Children

    Zimbabwe Standard, 10 February 2013

    In spite of high-sounding noises to the contrary, governments don't want children to pass examinations! This is a disturbing fact that all parents don't know and have never been ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Panic As Results Withheld Over Suspected Cheating

    The Herald, 8 February 2013

    THE Zimbabwe School Examinations Council has withheld some results for 2012 Ordinary and Advanced Level examinations for several schools amid suspicion that candidates cheated, ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  O-Level Pass Rate Drops

    The Herald, 8 February 2013

    NOVEMBER 2012 Ordinary Level results are out with only 31 767 pupils having attained passes in five subjects out of 172 698 who sat for the public examinations. The pass rate ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Statement By Hon. Fidelis Mhashu, the MDC Secretary for Education On the Country's Education System. (press release)

    Movement for Democratic Change, 8 February 2013

    The MDC is alarmed by the decline in Zimbabwe's education since ruination of the economy from 1998 up to 2009 by the Zanu PF government; there has been a steady but disturbing ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Coltart's Statement Revealing (opinion)

    The Herald, 8 February 2013

    While Zimbabweans are still struggling to digest the appalling news that 81,6 percent of the 172,698 pupils who took Zimsec's "O" Level examinations in 2012 failed to pass at least ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  O-Level Failure Rate a Cause for Concern (editorial)

    The Herald, 6 February 2013

    The November 2012 Ordinary Level results that were released on Monday put a dent on the reputation gained by the country in education since independence in 1980. The fact that ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Fall in O-Level Pass Rate Blamed On 'Demotivated' Teachers'

    The Herald, 6 February 2013

    Educationists attributed the decline in the Ordinary Level pass rate to lack of motivation on teachers and an increase in untrained teachers that have flooded the education sector. ... read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  2012 O-Level Results Out

    The Herald, 5 February 2013

    NOVEMBER 2012 Ordinary Level results are out with only 31 767 pupils having attained passes in five subjects out of 172 698 who sat for the public examinations. The pass rate ... read more »