Almost 90 per cent of standard four pupils pass national Science exam

22Jan 2016
Getrude Mbago
The Guardian
Almost 90 per cent of standard four pupils pass national Science exam
  • Worst performance seen in English
  • Dar's Ilala District leads the nation

MORE than 88 per cent of pupils who sat for standard four national exams last year have passed and they excelled most in Science scoring an average percentile of 89.44 per cent, the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (Necta) announced yesterday.

Managing Secretary Dr Charles Msonde.

However, it means that at least 108,829 (11.13 percent) did not pass the exam and will be required to repeat the class this year. Some 977,886 pupils sat for the exams on November 25 and 26, of these, 869,057 (88.87 per cent) passed.

This is the first time Necta has released standard four examination results following a government directive to start supervising the exams.
Addressing reporters yesterday in Dar es Salaam Necta Managing Secretary Dr Charles Msonde said after Science, the pupils performed well in Kiswahili (88.16 per cent).

“The subject which pupils didn’t perform well in was English Language,” he announced placing the subjects pass rate average at 65.67
In the results, Dar es Salaam topped the nation followed by Iringa, Kilimanjaro, Njombe, Arusha, Tanga, Geita, kagera, Mwanza and Shinyanga, that order.

The top ten Municipals were as follows Ilala in Dar es Salaam emerged the first followed by Moshi Urban in Kilimanjaro, Njombe Urban in Njombe, Arusha Urban in Arusha, Makambako in Njombe, Tanga Urban in Tanga, Mufindi in Iringa, Hai in Kilimanjaro and then Bukoba municipality in Kagera.

The top ten pupils across the country were as follows Frank Mgeta from Twibhoki primary school (Mara), Salim Rashid from Hazina Primary School (Dar es Salaam), Musa Chriastian from Alliance Primary School (Dar es Salaam), Ezekiel Gilu, Waja Springs Primary School (Geita).

Others are Martha Nkwimba from Tusiime Primary School (Dar es Salaam), Lameck Nsulwa and Rajab Hamis from Rocken Hill Primary School (Shinyanga), Charles Luhumbika from Kwema Primary School (Shinyanga), Mathias Amos from Alliance Primary School (Shinyanga) and Iddi Masudi also from Alliance Primary School (Mwanza).

Top ten girls were Martha Nkwimba from Tusiime Primary School (Dar es Salaam), Sabina Atanas from Alliance Primary School (Mwanza), Nervis Mambo from Alliance Primary School (Mwanza), Jenipher Nyachilo from Paradise English Primary School (Geita), Vivian Lyimo from Imani Primary School (Kilimanjaro),Vaileth Emanuel from Fort Ikoma Primary School (Mara).

Others are Beatrice Novatus from Kaizirege Primary School (Kagera), Ayamu Ayubu from Kaizirege Primary School (Kagera), Ashura Juma from Kaizirege (Kagera) and Alinda Byamungu also from Kaizirege Primary School (Kagera).

Top ten boys were Frank Mgeta from Twibhoki Primary School (Mara) Salim Rashid from Hazina Primary School (Dar es Salaam), Ezekiel Gilu Waja Springs Primary School (Geita), Lameck Nsulwa and Rajab Hamis from Rocken Hill (Shinyanga).

Others are Charles Ndaki from Kwema primary school (Shinyanga), Mathias Amos from Alliance Primary School (Shinyanga), Iddi Masudi also from Alliance (Mwanza) and Godfrey Manazi also from Alliance Primary School (Mwanza).

Summing up Dr Msonde urged parents and stakeholders to ensure they cooperate with and support teachers to improve the pupils’ learning environment for even better results.