School Drop-Out Rate Raises Alarm in Tanzania

More than 5,000 pupils dropped out of the seven-year primary education program in the country's Arusha region, raising concerns about student retention rates, according to the Regional Education Office.
  • Tanzania:  Arusha - 5,400 Students Just Gone Missing

    Tanzania Daily News, 3 January 2013

    THEY have all disappeared, gone AWOL or just melted into thin air. The number has reached 5,400 in the entire Arusha region. Indeed the case of runaway pupils has become a national ... read more »

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

  • Tanzania:  Thousands Pass Standard Seven Exams But...

    Tanzania Daily News, 31 December 2012

    THE number of potential students from Arusha Region who are expected to join secondary schools in January 2013, will be the lowest in three years. read more »

  • Tanzania:  Poor Sandard Seven National Examination Results

    Tanzania Daily News, 30 December 2012

    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 ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Over 1000 Fail to Sit Sandard VII Exams in Rukwa

    Tanzania Daily News, 29 December 2012

    ABOUT 1,754 pupils, roughly 6.4 per cent of all the pupils from Rukwa and Katavi regions, failed to write their Standard VII National Examinations this year for various reasons ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Stunning Primary School Exam Results in Arusha

    Tanzania Daily News, 24 December 2012

    DAVID Emmanuel Makala from Lucky Vincent Primary School in Arusha City, who managed 227 marks in the 2012 Standard Seven Examinations Results, has been named the overall best ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Girls Excel in Standard Seven Exams

    Tanzania Daily News, 24 December 2012

    FEMALE examination candidates have excelled in Standard Seven examination results in Dar es Salaam Region. read more »

  • Tanzania:  'Community' Schools Should Be Recognised

    Tanzania Daily News, 23 December 2012

    IT is very disheartening to see that schools are operating in a very secretive manner. read more »