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Glen View 9 Primary School has for the fifth year running proved to be the top council school, after posting impressive results in the Grade Seven November 2017 examinations.

Council runs 34 primary schools. Glen View 9 has occupied pole position for the past 5 years.

According to the report from the Education, Health, Housing and Community Services and Licensing, the latest average percentage pass rate by units for the council schools was 88.1 percent.

A Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council pass for grade 7 is when a learner obtains between 1-6 units per subject hence percentage pass rate by units included number of learners who may have obtained 30 units and below in the five subjects sat for.

The council top five schools are Glen View 9 which recorded a 98.9% pass rate, Budiriro 5 (96.5%), Lytton (96%), Kuwadzana (95.8%) and Glen View 7 (95.2%).

Contacted for comment, the Head for Education and Social Services Mrs Lizzy Muchena attributed the performance to good administrative support, infrastructural developments and financial control.

“Our department has been able to offer schools the necessary infrastructural development at the schools to enable them to concentrate on key deliverables with little trouble,” she said.

Mrs Muchena said council schools will compete for national accolades.

“We are happy with the academic performance of the children and their outdoor activities and I wish they will continue to be like that in the coming years”, Mrs Muchena added.

The top five schools will receive text books as a token of appreciation.

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