4 January 2013

Tanzania: Bukoba Pupils Excel in STD 7 Exams

Bukoba — A TOTAL of 2,104 pupils who sat Standard Seven examinations in the municipality of Bukoba have been selected to join Form One.

The Deputy Bukoba Municipal Education Officer, Mr Edwin Fande, said here recently that out of the number, 1,104 are girls and 1,000 are boys. He said that a total of 2,373 pupils were registered for the exams but only 2,352 appeared.

The remaining 21 absconded for unknown reasons. According to Mr Fande, the rate of success in the municipality of Bukoba increased by 3.3 per cent from 86.1 per cent (in 2011) to 89.4 per cent (last year). He said Bukoba Municipality scooped the top position among the eight districts in the region.

He named the best schools that excelled in the Standard Seven exams as Rumuli, Zamzam and Bilele which are government owned. Private schools included Adolf Kolping, Karume Day and Kaizilege. Schools which fared below average are Kagambakamoi, Mugeza Mseto and Kahororo.

Meanwhile, police in Kagera Region are investigating an incident whereby a primary school teacher in Kyerwa District allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a mango tree branch. Kagera Regional Police Commander (RPC) Philip Kalangi identified the teacher as Medard Rwabiga who had been working at Rushisho Primary School. He said the incident happened on Christmas Day, last year.

He said that for unknown reasons, Rwabiga used a sisal rope to hang himself. He is survived by a widow and four children. In another development, Mr Kalangi said the New Year (2013) was celebrated peacefully with no major incidents. He added that four suspects were arrested for causing breach of the peace at Hamugembe and Kashai Wards, in the municipality of Bukoba.

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