2023 Zimsec results: Silveira High punches above weight
By Beverly Bizeki
Located a few kilometers from the Masvingo-Mutare road, the Catholic-run Silveira High School continues to excel on the academic scene, coming out tops with impressive results in the recently published ZIMSEC 2023 ordinary and advanced level results.
Scoring 100 percent at A’ level is now the order of the day as the school recorded another clean 100 percent pass rate for the third time in a row making it one of the best in the province.
Owing to good results, Silveira High has become one of the most sought-after schools in the province and abroad with its enrolment filling to its brim.
In 2023, a total of 116 candidates sat for the exam with the highest student scoring 30 points in Sciences followed by one who scored 24 points in an arts combination and another with 20 in Commercials and 65 learners scored 15 points and above
At ‘O’ Level, the school punched above weight with a sterling 98.43 percent pass rate from a total of 191 candidates who sat for the 2023 examinations.
Of the 191 learners, 188 passed five subjects and above and of that number, 52 scored five As and above.
Silveira which has the best results amongst the catholic schools in the province has been on record for maintaining high pass rates and has been recording not less than 95 percent in the past three years where the pass rate was 96.90 and 98.94 percent in 2021 and 2022 respectively.
The school head Stan Mutsambiwa is walking with a spring in his legs and bubbling with happiness over the results.
He said the good results were a result of good working relations and efforts by all stakeholders including learners, teachers, admin, the responsible authority as well as parents.
“We have good working relations amongst all stakeholders. Everyone knows what is expected of him or her and that is why we have good results. Our disciplined learners and their teachers did well and we continue to work extra hard to do even better.
“We have support from our responsible authority and the parents through SDC, we can never wish anything better than the support we are getting,” said Mutsambiwa.
Apart from academic results, Silveira also boasts of massive infrastructural development aimed at modernizing the school to meet the prevailing standards.