By Esther Manduwa
The recent performance of girls in the 2019/2020 Primary School Leaving Certificate of Education examinations has excited stakeholders that advocate for girl-child education.
According to Ministry of Education, out of a 135,478 female learners who sat the PSLCE exams, 104,781 passed representing seventy-seven point three percent pass rate.
Girls have surpassed boys in the selection list to secondary school, with 960 making it to Form 1 from the overall figure of 1,860 male and female learners selected to government national secondary schools.
OXFAM Country Director Lingalileni Mihowa has told Timveni that the examination results speak volumes of achievements made in promoting girls’ education.
Mihowa has urged those girls selected to secondary school to work hard and aim high.
However, Mihowa challenged government to construct more boarding schools to ensure girls learn in a conducive environment.