Speaking after donating the textbooks during a form six graduation ceremony last weekend, Airtel Tanzania’s Public Relations Manager, Jackson Mmbando said the company is committed on improving the education sector in the country with particular emphasis on science subjects.
“‘Airtel is very committed on developing a culture for students to take science subjects so the donation is aimed at making science text books available in our schools,” Mmbando said.
“Today Kizuka Secondary Schools has received these books and I’m sure they will help them in improving their performance in examinations,” Mmbando noted.
He further added that despite the donation, the mobile phone services company is also investing heavily in expanding its network to reach various parts of the country with much emphasis being availability of communications services and data expansion third generation (3G) technology.
In his remarks after receiving the books, Kizuka JWTZ Secondary School’s Headmaster, Colonel George Mwashinga said they have been experiencing a lot of challenges including lack of textbooks, poor infrastructure including classrooms, dormitories and laboratories.
“But despite all such challenges, the school’s performance has been good. Our academic performance has been excellent whereby last year, we had a 94 percent success for ordinary level and 100 percent for A-level,” Col Mwashinga said.
One of the students, Veronica Kailole, said in a vote of thanks that the books will further improve their performance in science subjects.
“This donation has come at the right time and we promised to make proper use of the textbooks by excelling in final examinations,” she pledged. Some 36 students of the army school are set to sit for their final examinations later this year of which five are girls.