Despite having the highest literacy rate in Africa, Zimbabwe is still battling with huge challenges in its’ public education system. This is mainly due to a lack of funds thus causing problems such as deteriorating buildings, lack of supplies and a shortage of resources in general.
The latest economic downturn in the past decade compromised the public education system. This resulted in many schoolchildren temporarily dropping out of school, and teachers leaving the country for greener pastures.
These negative effects have been counterbalanced by the recent massive funding in public education by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the International donor community and the Government of Zimbabwe. This was made possible through the Educational Transition Fund (ETF) and The Basic Education Assistance Module (BEAM).
The worst seems to be over as Zimbabwe’s education is on the way to recovery. Bold steps are being taken to improve the basic education.
The ranking below is in terms of 2013 academic achievements posted on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org). Ordinary Levels pass means getting grades (A-C) and Advanced Levels (grades A-E).
Here is the rank Position, Name of School, Candidature and % Pass Rat.
Advanced Level Schools Ranking
Ordinary Level School Ranking
For further information contact the following websites:
- Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) – zimsec.co.zw.
- Wikipedia – Education in Zimbabwe – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_in_Zimbabwe
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) World Fact Book – https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/zi.html#People
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