Coltart said: “Urgent steps need to be taken to rectify some of the obvious problems, such as the scarcity of teaching and learning material, inadequacy of physical infrastructure and the no longer attractive working conditions for teachers.”
However, for Advanced Level exams, the figure increased to 76,88 percent, from 67 percent in 2008.
Last year, examination fees deterred candidates from sitting for examinations. They were asked to pay US$10 and US$20 per “O” and “A” Level paper respectively.
The Zimbabwe Teachers Association (Zimta) has said over 45 000 teachers have quit jobs in the past 10 years due to an economic meltdown. (ZimEye, Zimbabwe)