Slight improvement in the PSLE results

PSLE results released
PSLE results released

Botswana Examinations Council (BEC) has released the 2023 Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) results and the latter shows various improvements.

The proportion of candidates obtaining credit grades (Grade C or better) has increased by 1.30% from 70.49% in 2022 to 71.79% this year.

The percentage of candidates obtaining Grade A in this examination has gone up by 1.86%, being an improvement from 18.41% in 2022 to 20.27% in 2023. The proportion of candidates obtaining Grade B or better has also improved by 1.63% from 36.33% in 2022 to 37.96% this year. A total of 171 candidates did not satisfy minimum requirements for the award of a grade, denoted by letter X. According to a statement from BEC A total of 52,235 candidates sat for the exams showing an increase in candidature of 6% from the 2022 candidature of 49,333. The BEC states that a total of 10587 students attained grade A, with 9238 managing Grade B. 17670 students attained grade C whilst grade D students are at 10398. Grade E 4138 whilst students who attained grade U and X are are 34 and 171 respectively.

The 2023 cohort had 26,265 girls and 25,970 boys and notably the female candidates outperformed their male counterparts in all subjects.

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