Exam results published
The results of the final exams of the fourth grade at the KIUMA Secondary School BONITA give cause for joy: 117 pupils have obtained their secondary school leaving certificate and 16 pupils have even qualified for the sixth form. They are now able to attend two further classes and then try to take their A-level exams.
However, significantly fewer pupils have been admitted to the sixth form compared to the results of the previous year – then, 40 young people had overcome the admission hurdle. But having said that, the poorer performance is not a phenomenon, which is limited to KIUMA: the exam results throughout Tanzania did not reach the standard of last year; the reason for this is not yet clear.
But one thing still applies: compared to the rest of the country, the KIUMA Secondary School BONITA has performed well. The school is Tunduru’s best secondary school, ranking in 10th place of 106 schools in the Ruvuma region and in 501st place of the 3,108 secondary schools across the country. What is also important: only in KIUMA, the pupils of the region are real beneficiaries, because all other schools are either attended by pupils from other regions of the country or their results are far worse. At the Secondary School in Matemanga, a larger village ca. 5 km away from KIUMA, for example, only three young people made it to sixth form and only 27 obtained their secondary school leaving certificate, whilst 42 (58 percent) failed their exams (in comparison: in KIUMA, 143 (18 percent) failed). The average rate of failed exams in the Tunduru district was ca. 45 percent.