TEACHER AND A HALF… Evaristo Chamunorwa, the Kwenda High teacher who made history by getting a 100 percent pass rate.
A History teacher at Kwenda High School in Chikomba, could have made history when he produced probably some of the finest academic results in the country when 130 of his 139 students got As in the 2018 ‘O’ level Zimsec June results.
The remaining nine students all got Bs making it a 100% pass rate. This means that 93,5% of his students got As.
Everisto Chamunorwa (47) has been teaching for the last 23 years. The results left him with 22 candidates only who were going to sit for the November 2018 Zimsec history exam.
Chamunorwa told to The Mirror that he was not surprised by the results, as this had become a trend in his teaching career. He however said the 2018 June results were his best performance ever.
“I love teaching history and I have self-confidence when I teach the subject. I continue studying around the subject for self-development and to improve my teaching skills. Every year my target is to beat my previous result,” he said.
He also attributed his success to his school that provides a conducive teaching and learning environment.
“I might be a good teacher but without the necessary resources and a supportive environment, I cannot produce such good passes. Everyone at school has his or her own unique contribution to the excellent pass rate,” he said.
Kwenda High School head Tinashe Manhera described Chamunorwa’s performance as “marvellous”.
“Such hard work is commendable. As Kwenda we have moved away from the notion of competing against other schools. We now set our own standards and targets and focus on them. I urge the rest of our teachers to continue working hard for best results” he said.
Chamunorwa is a holder of a Bachelor of Education Degree in History from the University of Zimbabwe.
He started teaching History in 1996 at Musanhi Secondary School.
Owing to outstanding results, he was invited to Mutoko High School before he joined Jemedza High, a private school in Chikomba. He left Jemedza for Kwenda High School in 2016.