Arusha — THE Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB) in Arusha Region has awarded a number of students at Arusha Meru High School for being members of the PCCB initiative in local schools here.
The students were presented with special 'antigraft' certificates during the school's 49th graduation ceremony at which 43 scholars completed their studies, among them 22 girls and 21 boys.
One of the school trustees, Mr Chiman Patel, presented the PCCB awards to the students, including Joseph Watere, Abubakar Mbaga, Lodrick Leonard, Kelvin Mtui and David Muyenjwa.
Others were Honorata Kamugisha and Veronicah Mgonja, Rehema Mwamboka, Mariam Kianzo, Jacqueline Timothy, Livingstone Leaonard, Theresia Theodest and Angela Leonard.
The Deputy Board Chairman for Arusha Meru, Mr Kakei Dharwal, revealed during the occasion that being one of the oldest secondary schools in the region,Arusha Meru would mark its 50th anniversary next year when it was expected to go international, with the introduction of a Cambridge University (UK) curriculum.
"Cambridge courses, starting next January, will run parallel with the national curriculum, which means the student can take either of them or both," explained Mr Dharwal, adding that the school would also offer scholarships to 25 orphans every year as its contribution to the local society.
When Arusha Meru was marking its 40th milestone in 2004, the school established a primary wing and for the 50th anniversary, the optional Cambridge stream will be introduced at the institution.
During the weekend's ceremony, Khalid Mwinyi was recognised as the overall best student academically, who also topped in Physics, Chemistry and Geography subjects.
Other best academic performers included Rehema Mwamboka, Mariam Kionzo, Joseph Watere and Angela Ronald, while Romanuz Victor and Mariam Ramadhan were named the best students in sports and extra-curricular activities.