BGCSE 2022 results show improvement

Oleosi Kgosi
BGCSE RESULTS RELEASED: Minister Douglas Letsholathebe alongside BEC Board Chairperson Olefile Bethuel Molwane

The top candidate achieved 9A*, 1A and 1B from 11 syllabuses whilst the 2021 top candidate achieved 9A*, 1A, 1B and 1C from 12 syllabuses.

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) has released the 2022 Botswana General Certificate of Secondary Education (BGCSE) examination results in which overall performance for government schools, private schools and individual private candidates stands at a pass rate of 66.51%, showing a significant improvement of 5.24% at grade G or better in 2021.

Delivering the statement of results this morning at a media brief, BEC Board Chairperson, Dr Olefile Bethuel Molwane pointed out that a significant improvement of 3.32% has been noted at grade E or better and an insignificant improvement of 1.60% at grade C or better.

“Out of this, we can conclude that the 2022 cohort performed better that the 2021 cohort,” highlighted Molwane.

However, the pass rate (achieving 6Gs (lowest level of performance or better) for government school centres stand at 95.465 compared to 97.09% in 2021,which represents an insignificant decline of 1.63%.

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The proportion of candidates achieving 6Es or better is 62.59% compared to 64.04% in 2021 which is an insignificant decline of 1.45%.

On the other hand, the proportion of candidates achieving 6Cs or better is 21.38% compared to 21.20% in 2021 indicating an insignificant improvement of 0.18%.

A total of 35,199 candidates wrote the 2022 examination showing a decrease of 6.4% in candidature compared to the 2021 cohort of 37,629.

There were 14 5000 (41.19%) male candidates and 20,699 (58.81%) female candidates who sat for the examinations.

The grades available at this level are on a scale of A* to G, where A* represents the highest level of performance whereas G represents the lowest level of performance.

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Candidates failing to reach the minimum requirement for grade G were ungraded and assigned letter U, and those failing to satisfy the requirements for grading in a syllabus were assigned letter X. Letter Q indicates that a result cannot be issued at present but will follow in due course.

In his keynote address, Minister of Education and Skills Development, Dr Douglas Letsholathebe relayed that the BGCSE results are very important because they define the career path of the graduands.

“ We have not yet managed to attain 100% access to twelve years of basic education that is espoused in the Sustainable Development Goal 4 of the United Nations, The silver lining is that with the current education reforms such as, digitisation, Outcomes Based Education and Multiple Pathways, I can confidently assert that the 100% access to twelve-years basic education is achievable,” said Letsholathebe.

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BGCSE 2022 results show improvement
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