NWP records steady increase in Grade 12 performance

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NWP records steady increase in Grade 12 performance


Solwezi, February 27, 2015, ZANIS…. North Western Provincial Education Officer Allan Lingambe says the region has recorded a steady increase in the performance of pupils at grade 12 level.


 He added that the results have given the authority confidence for better performance.


 Mr. Lingambe observed that the Province had maintained the sixth position in terms of performance in the Country.


He attributed this year’s steady performance to a reduction in absenteeism cases among the pupils.


He told ZANIS in an interview in Solwezi today that 6,513 candidates entered to sit for grade 12 general examinations in 2014 and that 6,364 sat for the examinations out of which a total number of 146 candidates were absent.


 Mr Lingambe observed that the absenteeism rate had reduced considerably by 0.2 percent compared to previous years adding that deliberate efforts by the authorities to encourage pupils to attend classes were bearing fruits.


Mr. Lingambe disclosed that the total number of pupils who obtained full grade 12 certificates was 3,478 while the rest obtained GCE certificates noting that the pass percentage rate stood at 54.65%.


He has since appealed to teachers and parents to work as partners in ensuring better results for the pupils this year.


Mr Lingambe also advised pupils to stop relaying on the so called leakages but instead concentrate on their studies and not blame teachers for their bad performance.


He said the change in the curriculum to go local was a very good move for pupils to acquire skills early.