THE government released last year's National Form Four Examination results, showing 159,609 out of 397,138 candidates have passed compared to 126,851 that passed in the results nullified by government.
Announcing the results at a news conference in Dar es Salaam, the the Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, said the new results have shown a slight increase in pass rate of 43.8 per cent compared to 34.5 per cent of the results that were nullified.
"Although the newly graded results show an increase in the percentage of pass rate, compared to 2011 and 2010 form four national examination results which was 53.6 and 50.4 per cent, the performance in 2012 was still low," the minister noted.
The initial results showed that 60 per cent of the students who sat for the 2012 Form Four National Examinations failed, prompting the government to nullify the results and direct the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) to standardise the results using 2011 grading system.
Dr Kawambwa said the number of private candidate who passed the Form Four National Examinations was 26,191 out of 61,001 candidates. Girls are 11, 581 and boys 14,910. Out of the 159,609 students who passed the examination, girls are 60,751 and boys are 98,858, the minister explained.
He further explained that grading performance show that a total of 35, 349 (9.55 per cent) passed the national examination with Division I - III, out of which 10,924 are girls and 24,425 are boys.
Students with Division IV are 124,260 (43.08 per cent), while those with Division 0 are 210,846 (56.92 per cent). Out of a total of 3,396 schools with 40 or more candidates, the 10 Secondary schools that did well are starting from the top are -- St Francis Girls in Mbeya Region, Marian Boys (Coast), Feza Boys (Dar es Salaam), Marian Girls (Coast), Canossa (Dar es salaam), Feza Girls (Dar es Salaam), Rosmini (Tanga), Anwarite Girls (Kilimanjaro), St Mary's Mazinde Juu (Tanga) and Jude Moshono (Arusha).
The 10 worst Secondary schools in the same category starting from the last one, are Mibuyuni in Lindi Region, Mamndimkongo (Coast), Chitekete (Mtwara), Kikale (Coast), Zirai (Tanga), Matanda (Lindi), Kwambdolwa (Tanga), CHuno (Mtwara), Mbembaleo (Mtwara) and Maendeleo (Dar es Salaam).
Out of a total of 753 schools with less than 40 candidates, the 10 best secondary schools starting from the first are Thomas More Machrina (Dar es Salaam), Queen of Apostles Ushirombo Seminary (Shinyanga), Bethelsabs Girs (Iringa), Precious Blood (Arusha), Maua Seminary (Kilimanjaro), St Mary's Junior Seminary (Coast), Carmel (Morogoro), Sanu Seminary (Manyara), Brookebond (Iringa) and St. Carolus (Singida).
The 10 secondary schools that performed worse in the same category starting from the last one are Dodeani Technical (Pemba), Kalamba (Dodoma), Hurui (Dodoma), Usunga (Tabora), Mandwanga (Lindi), Betty Michel (Morogoro), Chongoleani (Tanga), Mmulunga (Mtwara), Nyuat (Arusha) and Mwakijembe (Tanga).
The minister stressed that Form Four and Form Six national examinations will be graded using the Fixed Grade Range and Standardisation, calling on all education stakeholders to show cooperation and support.
The Form Four National Examination results of 2012 can be found at; www.matokeo. necta.go.tz, www. necta.go.tz, www.udsm.edu. ac.tz or www.moe.go.tz.