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6/11/17 (2) Everson Mushava

Primary and Secondary Education Minister Paul Mavima yesterday said the new curriculum rolled out by his ministry at the beginning of the year did not affect the Grade 7 pass rate. Mavima told journalists in Harare that this year’s pass rate was slightly higher than last year, with Agriculture, which was introduced as an additional subject, recording above average pass rate. Zimsec released this year’s Grade 7 results on Monday indicating a national pass rate at 44, 73% as compared to last year’s results which stood at 42, 9%. Agriculture recorded 50, 13% while Braille candidates recorded a pass rate of 71, 43% and those with hearing problems recorded 31, 59%.