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St Joseph’s tops in BGCSE results, again

SHARE   |   Tuesday, 23 February 2016   |   By Keitebe Kgosikebatho
St Joseph College has come out top St Joseph College has come out top

The Botswana Examination Council released the Botswana General Certificate for Secondary Education (BGCSE) 2015 results on Monday and St Joseph’s college has yet again snatched the first position while Matsha Senior Secondary School came last.

St Joseph‘s College sits at the top with 51.29 % followed by Mater Spei college at 35.22 % and Naledi Senior Secondary School at 33.80 %.

Matsha Senior Secondary School, on the other hand, sits at the bottom with a paltry 10.20 %, Shakawe Senior Secondary School though having attained only 13.79 % has finally managed to score more than 10 percent pass rate for the first time since its first BGCSE results in 2013.

“It must be noted that the poor performance posted by Matsha Senior Secondary School does not have anything to do with the tragic accident some of the students were involved in last year, as they sat for the examinations prior to it,” said BEC Executive Secretary Professor Brian Mokopakgosi.

Professor Mokopakgosi stated that following requests from parents of Matsha Senior Secondary School students who perished in a tragic truck accident after sitting for their examinations their results will not be published alongside others but rather would be handed directly to their families.

Meanwhile, according to the Executive Secretary, nine schools significantly improved (more than 2 percent) in the proportion of candidates with 5Cs or better. The schools are Moeng College, St. Joseph’s College, Kgari Sechele II, Ledumang, Lotsane, and Kagiso, Moshupa, Matshekge and Shakawe.

“St Joseph’s College, Kgari Sechele II, Ledumang, Moshupa and Shakawe have recorded notable improvements of more than 5 percent,” Mokopakgosi said.

Only four schools have, according to the Executive Secretary, recorded significant decline (more than 2 %) in the proportion of candidates who obtained 5Cs or better. The schools are Gaborone SS, Mmadinare, Shoshong and Nata.