For decades Zimbabweans have bride themselves as having one of the most effective academic systems in Africa. The 2010 study by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) reviled that Zimbabwe’s literacy rate is still high at 92%, and the highest in Africa. For those nor familiar, Zimbabwe’s education system consist of 7 years of primary school, 4 years of secondary school and 2 years of high school before students can enter a university.
The affluent families usually send their children to independent private schools as opposed to the public schools which are attended by the majority as these are subsidised by the government.
The ranking below is in terms of academic achievements by Zimbabwe School Examinations Council (Zimsec) Ordinary and Advanced Levels results. Ordinary Levels pass means getting grades (A-C) and Advanced Levels (grades A-E). Both O and A-Level passes are usually dominated by church-run schools.
Here is the rank Position, Name of School, Location by province, and Candidature.
Advanced Level Schools Ranking
- St Faith’s, Manicaland, 92
- Shungu, Midlands, 50
- Nyanga, Manicaland, 69
- St Ignatius, Mashonaland East, 50
- Gokomere, Masvingo, 85
- St Francis of Assisi, Mashonaland East, 57
- St Johns, Mashonaland East, 51
- Zengeza High, Harare, 93
- Monte Cassino, Mashonaland East, 50
- Marange, Manicaland, 60
Ordinary Level School Ranking
- Nyanga, Manicaland, 92
- St Dominics, Mashonaland East, 87
- ZRP High, Harare, 115
- St Ignatius, Mashonaland East, 79
- Kriste Mambo, Manicaland, 111
- John Tallach, Bulawayo, 103
- Monte Cassino, Mashonaland East, 79
- St Davids Bonda, Manicaland, 199
- Chikwingwizha, Midlands, 34
- St Faith’s, Manicaland, 143
- Moleli, Mashonaland West, 126
- Bradley, Mashonaland Central, 103
- Sandringham, Mashonaland West, 176
- Marist Brothers, Bulawayo, 129
- Augustine, Manicaland, 173
- Hartzell, Manicaland, 191
- Anderson, Midlands, 65
- Kutama, Mashonaland West, 90
- St Francis Assisi, Mashonaland East, 132
- Serima, Masvingo, 137
- Nyazura, Manicaland, 150
- Regina Mundi, Mildands, 146
- Gokomere, Masvingo, 236
- Daramombe, Mashonaland East, 149
- Langham, Mashonaland Central, 110
- Mazowe, Mashonaland Central, 151
- Marange, Manicaland, 179
- Shungu, Midlands, 69
- St Anthony’s, Masvingo, 133
- St Columbus, Bulawayo, 165
- Howard, Mashonaland Central, 189
- Marondera, Mashonaland East, 161
- Bernard Mzeki, Mashonaland East, 77
- St Dominic’s, Manicaland, 234
- Mtshabezi, Matebeleland South, 176
- St Johns Chikwaka, Mashonaland East, 187
- Nyahuni, Mashonaland East, 148
- Ruya Adventist, Mashonaland Central, 95
- Lundi, Masvingo, 123
- Mt St Mary’s, Mashonaland East, 139
- St Anne’s Goto, Mashonaland East, 127
- Mandedza, Mashonaland East, 141
- Nyashanu, Manicaland, 153
- Loreto, Midlands, 106
- Usher, Matebeleland South, 86
- St Patrick’s, Midlands, 165
- Pamushana, Masvingo, 216
- Pakame, Midlands, 153
- Chibi, Masvingo, 121
- Goromonzi, Mashonaland East, 185
top schools are those tht enrol students with 20 units at G7 and push them t get 5 olevels incl math english & science
— Mhukahuru Ndini (@iamclivean) August 13, 2016
List provided by The Herald of Wednesday, 07 March 2012.
The positions on the list are not permanent, they change every year. Also note that being a student in these schools is not an automatic pass. One still has to work hard to pass.
If you have a school that you think deserve to be on this list please list in below, stating the name and the location of the school.
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