Bikita’s Pamushana High School produced 71 students who scored the highest required 15 points and above according to the 2018 November A’Level examination results released by the Zimbabwe School Examinations Council last week.
By Everson Mushava
The best student attained 29 points for the six subjects he sat for.
Of the 71, eight attained 25 points and above, 13 got between 20 and 24 while 50 scored between 15 and 19 points. Fifty of the students were studying science subjects. A total of 134 pupils sat for the examinations.
Johnson Madhuku, who served as the head for the past 23 years before leaving the school last September after he was voted Bikita East MP (Zanu PF), said the results were “my perfect send-off to Parliament.”
“This was a perfect send-off to Parliament that the teachers and students gave me. I am humbled. After having worked at the school for the past 23 years, the graph has been improving yearly.”
Madhuku added: “Naturally, I am excited. The Lord has been very gracious to me. This was not because of my own brilliance, but God had a hand in it. I managed to leave a legacy, not only in academics but even in sport. No other school has achieved that. It is the legacy we left with my teaching staff, they were very supportive. I am short of words to appreciate their effort.”
Last year, Pamushana was the Copa Coca-Cola youth soccer champions as well as the Stella Tea National Association of Secondary School Heads (Nash) under-17 girls’ netball champions. The Pamushana team also came out second in Sadc in a quiz competition held in Tanzania.
Madhuku added: “For this to be achieved, the teachers went an extra mile. Even the parents, they were very supportive, even in cases of discipline.”
Last year, Pamushana had 34 students with 15 points and above and has been excelling in sporting activities. Madhuku was Nash president until his retirement from the Education ministry last year.