The National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) yesterday released results of the Form Six national examinations held this year, with boys emerging the overall top ten best students.
Announcing the results in Dar es Salaam yesterday, NECTA Executive Secretary Dr Joyce Ndalichako said a total of 34,949 school candidates equivalent to 78.53 per cent scored Division One Two and Three, among them 22,081 are boys and 12,868 girls.
This marks a drop of 4.3 per cent in performance compared to last year when a total of 32,023 candidates, equivalent to 82.86 per cent, scored first, second and third divisions. Among them, 12,053 (82.84 per cent) were girls while 19,970 (82.87 per cent) were boys.
She admitted that this year’s performance was not as impressive as last year’s, adding that even private candidates did not perform better compared to last year.
According to Ndalichako, a total of 8,693 equivalent to 70.05 per cent of private candidates passed the exams, compared to a total of 10,547 candidates equivalent to 72.57 per cent who passed last year.
Subjects in which students have performed better include Advanced Mathematics, Geography, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Basic Applied Mathematics and Commerce, the NECTA boss told a press conference in Dar es Salaam.
She announced the best top ten students as: Muhagachi Chacha from Kibaha Secondary School, Samwel Katwale from Mzumbe Secondary School and Amiri Abdallah from Feza Boys Secondary School.
Others are Aron Gerson (Tabora Boys), Shaban Omary (Tabora Boys), Kudra Baruti (Feza Boys), George Assenga (Majengo), Comman Nduru (Feza Boys), Francis Josephat (Tabora Boys) and George Felix (Mzumbe).
Dr Ndalichako named the ten best performing girls as Doreen Kabuche (Benjamin Mkapa), Rahab Mwang’amba (Kilakala), Mary Moshi (Kifungilo Girls), Nuru Kipato (Marian Girls), Zainabu Hassan (Al-Muntazir Islamic), Catherine Temu (Ashira), Athoni Lugomo (Usongwe), Cecilia Mville (Kifungilo Girls), Mariam Matovolwa (Kilakala) and Suzana Makoi (Tarakea).
She said the best ten schools in the category of schools with less than 30 students are Uru Seminary, St James Seminary, Maua Seminary, Same Seminary, Ndugunyi Seminary, D.C.T Jubilee, Parane, St Joseph-Kilocha Seminary, Mlama Secondary School and Masama Girls Secondary School.
Dr Ndalichako said the best ten schools in the category of schools with more than 30 students was led by Marian Girls Secondary School, Feza Boys, Kifungilo, Kibaha, St Mary’s Mazinde, Ilboru, Tabora Boys, St Mary Goreti, Mzumbe and Mafinga Seminary Secondary School.
Meanwhile, NECTA has cancelled examination results of twelve students due to cheating. Five of them were school candidates while the remaining seven were private candidates.
Dr Ndalichako said the council was also withholding results for 218 candidates who have yet to fully pay their school fees, and that the students would be given their results after settling the due fees.
She said that a total of 59,112 candidates were registered for this year’s Form Six National Examinations, whereby 21,291 were girls and 37,821 boys.
Of the total of 44,958 registered school candidates, only 44,720 candidates sat for their exams, while out of the registered 14,154 private candidates, only 12,426 did the exams.