Tanzania: Form Six exams get underway on Wednesday

National Examinations Council of Tanzania (Necta)

About 54,929 Form Six students will on Wednesday sit for their national examinations scheduled to end on February 24, the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) has announced.

According to a statement released on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam by NECTA, 81 per cent (44,490) of the candidates are registered in various schools while 19 per cent (10,439) will sit for the exams as private candidates.

NECTA Public Relations Officer John Nchimbi said that 53 per cent (29,079) of the school candidates are boys and 28 per cent (15,411) are girls, while 13 per cent (7,020) private candidates are boys and 6 per cent (3,419) are girls.

He also noted that 25 students with blindness will sit for the exams where 8 of them are registered in various schools and 4 are privately registered. Mr Nchimbi said in the statement that examination papers including other documents have been distributed, appealing to education officers and other stakeholders to ensure all procedures are adhered to.

“NECTA appeals to all education officers in districts and regions and other stakeholders to ensure all the procedures are adhered to,” he said. He also appealed to examinations supervisors to do their work keenly and responsiblly. On the other hand, NECTA cautioned teachers and their candidates to desist from any malpractice, saying legal steps would be taken against the cheats.

By ANNE ROBI, Tanzania Daily News

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