FEMALE examination candidates have excelled in Standard Seven examination results in Dar es Salaam Region.
This was said by the Regional Administrative Secretary, Ms Theresia Mbando, when announcing the results at the weekend. She further said that almost all the best pupils hail from Tusiime Primary School in Tabata, Dar es Salaam, which has emerged the first in Ilala District and the first in Dar es Salaam Region.
The RAS mentioned the best female candidates (all of whom studied at Tusiime) as Janeth Kijazi who got 234, Justina Kalalaa 234, Kellen Mudogo 234, Thecla Ngewe 231, Stella Kagumila 230, Asia Komba 229, Grace Nyondo 226, Praise Bagenda 226, Lisa Magoti 225 and Najima Majid 224.
In the boys' category, the best pupils are Jimmy Luhomvya 233, Dule Mutagwaba 231, Fray Seyumwe 231, Maximillian Machage 229, Moga Kinondni 229, Saad Mussa 229, Gerald Kasamala 229 and Gift Kilupa 229. All of them have been studying at Tusiime Primary School.
Others are Joel Mutagwaba 228 (Tusiime), Shaban Kawaia 227 (Mtoni Temeke) and Alfred Shami 226 (Mlimani). The RAS noted that 58,093 pupils attempted the examinations and 51,433 pupils (equivalent to 88.5 per cent) passed. A total of 39,681 pupils have been selected to join secondary schools.
Ms Mbando noted further that 79 per cent of the candidates passed the examinations in 2011 while 88 per cent have passed in this year's examinations. This is a 10 per cent increase. Commenting on the results, the Regional Education Officer, Mr Raymond Mapunda, commended the girls and Tusiime Primary School for the results.