Education  authorities influence  positive performance in exams

14May 2019
Henry Mwangonde
The Guardian
 Education  authorities influence  positive performance in exams

EDUCATION authorities yesterday attributed Dar es Salaam's good performance in Standard Four and Seven national examinations to the close partnership between school owners, teacher’s parents, and education stakeholders who have played a key role in improving the way education is provided.

Almuntanzir schools

Out of all the five districts in the region, Ilala had the best performance hence putting the region on the map.

Speaking when introducing trophies presented to Almuntanzir schools in recognizing the school’s management for their efforts to improve education, the chairman for Ilala District Education Officer  Salum Kabeth said collaboration including close follow-up among stakeholders has had a positive impact on the education in the district.

Dar es Salaam emerged the best in last year’s Standard Seven national examination and Ilala was the leading district in performance.

“Collaboration is very important, we have been working very closely with school teachers, school owners and various other education stakeholders on coming up with the best way to improve the situation in the country,” he said.

In her, remarks the Ward Education Officer for Upanga West Imaculata Ngure said the idea to come up with the trophies was established by the District Education Officer for Ilala Elizabeth Thomas to encourage school managers and other stakeholders to pool up their socks.

Last year Dar es Salaam emerged the best in performance in Standard Seven national examinations as authorities linked the success to joint efforts.

In the announcement, the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) announced Dar es Salaam as the leading region among the top ten in the country in 2018 National Standard Seven Examinations results by having candidates with high scores in five subjects, followed by Geita, Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Kagera, Mwanza, Iringa, Mtwara, Katavi and Njombe regions.