2022 ZIMSEC Grade 7 results out

The Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (ZIMSEC) announced on Tuesday that Grade Seven results are now
out and can be collected at its regional centres.
Grade 7 learners finished writing the ZIMSEC examinations in October
this year and have since been attending classes and taking part in the
Life Orientation syllabus.
In a statement, Zimsec chairperson Eddie Mwenje said the results would
be accessible on its website to all candidates starting Wednesday.
Heads of Examination Centres will be able to collect them for their
respective schools or centres from the ZIMSEC regional offices starting
on Thursday, he said.
Mwenje said a total of 343 169 candidates sat for the Grade 7
examinations as compared to 325 573 candidates who wrote in 2021, an
increase 17 596 candidates.
He said there was a slight decline in the pass rate compared to last
“The 2022 Grade 7 examination session recorded a national pass rate of
40.09 percent. This is a slight decrease of 1.04 percent in candidates’
performance from last year’s pass rate of 41.13 percent,” he said.
According to the Grade 7 results, female candidates out-performed their
male counterparts with a 43.66 percent pass rate compared 36.22 percent
for their counterparts.
“Out of the 343 169 candidates who sat for the 2022 Grade 7
examinations, 177 466 were females while 165 703 were males,” said
Indigenous languages recorded a higher pass rate when compared to other
subjects, the same case as with the 2019, 2020 and 2021 examinations.
Meanwhile, Mwenje said 323 special needs candidates sat for the Grade 7
examinations and their pass rate was lower compared to the previous
“A total of 323 candidates with special needs sat for a range of
subjects from 5 to 6. Of these, 208 wrote 6 subjects while 91 candidates
with hard-of-hearing sat for 5 subjects.
“The pass rate for special needs candidates in 2022 was 30.43 percent as
compared to 54.88 percent recorded in 2021,” he said.

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