Don’t dismiss examinees, Dr Msonde tells private schools

14Oct 2019
Joseph Mwendapole
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Don’t dismiss examinees, Dr Msonde tells private schools

EXECUTIVE Secretary of National Examination Council (NECTA), Dr Charles Msonde has called on private schools to stop from expelling students who are expecting to do their final examinations, saying that move is against government’s secular.

Executive Secretary of National Examination Council (NECTA), Dr. Charles Msonde, hand over a certificate to one of standard seven graduates at Tusiime.

Dr Msonde made the call in Dar es Salaam over the weekend when speaking during the 15th Standard Seven graduation ceremony at the Dar es Salaam-based Tusiime Schools.

“It is against government’s secular to dismiss student during the time when they are expecting to do their final examinations,” he said, discouraging schools to stop from doing so.

Dr Msonde said that tendency of some private schools does not affect only terminated  students, but also frustrate parents who would wish to see their children complete their studies.

 “Imagine if it were you or just wear shoes of a parent whose child have been fired after all those years. You invested your money since nursery up to Form Six then before your child complete his/her studies, the school expels the student. It is better for schools to seat down with parents and discuss on how to handle the matter amicably, ” he suggested.

He said despite the fact that this year standard seven results is yet to be announced, he is confident that the talents that he has witnessed, Tusiime students will do wonders in this year standard seven results.

Dr. Msonde also commended teachers and schools owners for Tusiime academic excellence saying that the school has been  doing better in national examinations results every year.

 “Dear parents what you have witnessed here is not simple things, it is wonders to see standard three  student stand in front of gathering like this and speak with confidence, this is well job done by teachers that’s why I encourage you to bring back your children’s at Tusiime because am confident by the quality of education here” he said

“In his speech the head teacher was telling us about the performance of the school but for sure I knew that before his speech because I cannot come here before viewing at your performance. I went throw internet and I was satisfied with you results that’s why am here today,” said Msonde

The guest of honor also said he was amazed by standard seven student who deliver speech in English without fail to pronounce words properly and her colleague who was translating his speech in Swahili language with high standards.

 “For sure this is great achievement because it is not common to see standard seven students with this amount of courage. My interest was to the one who was translating because  she didn’t have paper to read but she translated the whole speech word by word properly my message for those who need translators you may come Tusiime because students can do it better,” said Dr Msonde

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