30 December 2012

Tanzania: Poor Sandard Seven National Examination Results

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Arusha has reported a total number of 5,400 drop-out cases (file photo).

Sumbawanga — STANDARD Seven examination results in Rukwa and Katavi regions remain a serious disappointment as 48 primary schools were unable to send even a single pupil to join secondary education next academic year, 2013.

Rukwa Regional Education Officer, Mr Michael Nzyungu told the 'Sunday News' here that the 48 schools had a total of 1,276 Standard Seven pupils but none excelled in the final examinations. There are 502 primary schools in both Rukwa and Katavi regions.

This academic year 25,698 pupils from 502 primary schools in the two regions sat for the final Std Seven national exams but only 6,382 passed their exams. Mr Nzyungu further said in Katavi region 204 pupils who wrote their Std Seven exams this year from eight primary schools in Mpanda District Council all failed.

Similarly in Rukwa region all 244 Standard Seven finalists from 11 Primary schools in Nkasi District Council could not make it as all failed while in Sumbawanga Municipality 135 pupils from three primary schools also performed poorly as 692 pupils at 22 different schools failed.

He added, the National Examinations Council (Necta) has nullified primary level national examination results for 15 pupils, out of the number 10 being girls. These are from Kilesha Primary School in Sumbawanga .

"Earlier, NECTA had cancelled out the results of 18 pupils from Kilesha Primary School but after submitting the report after our investigation on examination cheat, NECTA ruled out that the results of the three pupils were genuine", he noted Last academic year, according to Mr Nzyungu, Necta had nullified the results of 175 pupils from nine Primary Schools in the region.

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