St Joe tops

SHARE   |   Monday, 20 February 2017   |   By Othusitse Tlhobogang
St Joe tops

St Josephs’ College has emerged the best performing school in the just released 2016 Botswana General Certificate for Secondary Education (BGCSE) examination results, after managing 60.86% pass.This year 6 368 (25.5%) candidates from government and government-aided schools were awarded Grade C or better in 5 syllabi compared to 6 291 (24.5%) in 2015.  This shows a slight increase of 0.92%. A total of 35 465 candidates wrote the 2016 examination showing a decrease in candidature of 8.6% compared to 2015 cohort of 38 796.  There were 15 148 (42.7%) male candidates and 20 317 (57.3%) female candidates sitting for the 2016 BGCSE Examination. The BGCSE examination registered 25 016 (70.5%) candidates from government and government-aided schools compared to 25 640 (66.1%) in 2015 and 10 449 (29.5%) private candidates compared to 13 156 (33.9%) in 2015. The private candidates category included 3 645 (10.4%) Back-to-School candidates, 3 019 (8.5%) individual private candidates and 3 785 (10.7%) candidates from private schools. Since the BGCSE is a subject-based qualification with no aggregation, the measure used to gauge the performance of candidates is the proportion of candidates who were awarded Grade C or better in 5 syllabi. 

The Top 5 passing schools in BGCSE are:

1. St Josephs’ College 60.86%
2. Mater Spei 40%
3. Selebi-Phikwe SS 40%
4. Masunga Snr 35%
5. Naledi Snr 35



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