Fifty per cent of pupils who sat for grade nine examinations in Eastern Province qualify to grade ten.

About 11 thousand pupils out of 22,128 candidates who sat for their grade nine examinations last year in Eastern Province have passed to grade ten.
Provincial Education Officer, Allan Lingambe confirmed to Breeze News that 11, 127 pupils have made it to Grade ten representing 50.32 per cent pass rate for the province.
This means that 11,001 pupils who sat for their examinations in the Province did not make it to Grade ten.
Mr. Lingambe says that out of the 11,127 pupils who passed their examinations, 6,500 are boys while 4, 627 are girls.
He says St. Monica’s Girls Secondary School in Chipata performed well with a 100 per cent pass rate, followed by Chassa Secondary School in Sinda district with 99.2 per cent.
The PEO says the Province picked seven schools that performed above 80 per cent pass rate, which include Eastern Girls at number three with 96.6 per cent, Katete Boarding at number four with 93.87 per cent while Kasenengwa Boarding is on the fifth position with 93.84 per cent.
Chizongwe Technical School is on the sixth position with 93.49 per cent pass rate and St. Margaret Girls on the seventh position with 88.05 per cent.
Mr. Lingambe says the province is ranked at number four at national level, compared to the 2014 grade nine examination results when the province was at number seven.
He has attributed the improvement at national level to various interventions that have been put in place to improve pupil’s performance.
The PEO however, noted that it is sad to note that Chipata district performed poorly at number seven, stating that pupils in Petauke and Sinda had the best performance in the last grade nine examinations.

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