Lindi Urban member of Parliament Salum Bar’wani has advised the government to allow students who failed in last year’s Form Four national examinations to reseat them.
He sounded the advice at the weekend when addressing a public rally at Ilulu football ground here.
Bar’wani said reports by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training had it that about 80 per cent of students who sat for the examinations last year failed.
He cited his region as amongst those which students performed badly, especially in community secondary schools where most students come from poor families.
The MP said poor performance in community schools had been contributed by a number of factors, including lack of teachers and teaching materials.
The lawmaker said that poor performance of the students, especially in southern regions, had been highly contributed by the government’s failure to allocate the schools with enough teachers as well as building laboratories and supplying learning facilities like textbooks.
“The government should not hunt for the witch. It should find out the genuine reasons for mass failures,” stressed the MP.
Bar’wani expressed grave concern over poor development of various essential facilities in the country after about 50 years of independence, citing poor condition and supply of education, health and infrastructure facilities as examples of deficiencies he was talking about.
He blamed most problems facing the country and majority of its people on poor policies, which he said cannot be implemented to bring to the poor majority envisaged development.