THE National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) released the results of the 2021 National Form Four Examination on Saturday, with girls outperforming boys after taking eight of the top ten places.

In the 2020 national exam results, boys eclipsed girls after winning seven of the top ten students.

Announcing the results in Dar es Salaam on Saturday, NECTA Executive Secretary Dr. Charles Msonde said the pass rate in 2021 had increased slightly to 87.30%, equivalent to an increase of 1.46% compared to the 85.84% recorded in 2020.

Dr Msonde said that a total of 422,388 candidates or 87.30% of the 483,830 candidates passed the national exam compared to 373,958 candidates or 85.84% who excelled in the national exam. 2020.

He noted that among the candidates who passed the exam, 218,174 are girls, or 85.77%, and 204,214 boys, or 89%.

Dr Msonde further clarified that among the top ten students are seven girls from St Francis Girls Secondary School in Mbeya namely Consolata Prosper Lubuva, Bhutoi Ernest Nkangaza, Wilihelmina Steven Mujarifu, Gloria John Mbele, Mary George Ngoso, Blandina Karen Chiwawa and Clara Straton. Assenga.

The others are Holly Beda Lyimo from Bright Future in Dar es Salaam, Imam Suleman Mogaeka from Feza Boys in Dar es Salaam and Mfaume Hamisi Madili from Ilboru Secondary School in Arusha.

NECTA boss also mentioned a list of top ten schools like Kemebos (Kagera), St Francis Girls (Mbeya), Waja Boys (Geita), Bright Future Girls (Dar es Salaam), Bethel Sabs Girls (Iringa) Maua Seminary ( Kilimanjaro), Feza Boys (Dar es Salaam), Precious Blood (Coast), Feza Girls (Dar es Salaam) and Mzumbe Boys (Morogoro).

“Results also show that many students perform poorly in maths while performance in other subjects is good with candidates scoring between 55.33 and 95.58% in most core subjects,” a- he explained.

Dr. Msonde further clarified that Chemistry was the top performing subject with an average of 92.02%, followed by Accounting (71.30%) and Civics (70%). Basic math, on the other hand, was completed at the lowest average of 19.54 pc.

NECTA also released the results of the 2021 Second Form National Assessments (FTNA), indicating that a total of 555,857 candidates, or 92.32%, passed the exam and will advance to the next class. He noted that the pass rate increased by 0.71% compared to the 2020 results.

He noted that Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, History and Commerce scored low scores between 19.52 and 49.77 percent.

The top ten best performing schools in the second year exam are St Francis Girls (Mbeya), Kemobos (Kagera), Graiyaki (Mara), Canossa (Dar es Salaam), Tengerum Boys (Arusha), St Monica Moshono Girls ( Arusha), St Augustine Tagaste (Dar es Salaam), Centennial Christian (Coast), Bethel Sabs Girls (Iringa) and Bright Future Girls (Dar es Salaam).

In the Standard Four National Assessment Examination, Dr. Msonde said that 86.30% of candidates who sat for the test acquired knowledge and skills to advance to Standard Five, while 13, 70 failed and will have to repeat class four this year.

Meanwhile, NECTA has voided the results of 214 examinees who were caught cheating in accordance with Section 5(2)(i) and (j) of the National Examination Act, Chapter 30 of 2016.

The board also withheld the results of 555 candidates who failed to pass the exams for various reasons, including illness.

Dr Msonde explained that these candidates will be given another chance to sit for skipped subjects in the 2022 exams.

The ten best schools

1. Kemebos (Kagera)

2. Daughters of St. Francis (Mbeya)

3. Waja Boys (Geita),

4. Bright Future Girls (Dar es Salaam)

5. Bethel Sabs Girls (Iringa)

6. Maua Seminary (Kilimanjaro)

7. Feza Boys (Dar es Salaam),

8. Precious Blood (Coast)

9. Feza Girls (Dar es Salaam)

10 Mzumbe boys (Morogoro).

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