Private schools lead in Form II exam results Sunday, 23 January 2011 21:52
By Exuper Kachenje
The Citizen Reporter
Dar es Salaam. The 2010 Form Two examination results show that most public secondary schools have performed poor while private secondary schools dominated the top ten.
The results released covertly by the government have shown that the performance of public schools in general is far beyond expectations.
Thomas More, Feza, Lilian Kibo, Canossa, St Joseph Millennium and Pius private secondary schools in Dar es Salaam are among the 10 best performing schools.
Others in the top ten out of 294 secondary schools are Alpha, Barbro Jahansson and Tusiime secondary schools.
Investigations by The Citizen show that the results have been released covertly since last week and most of the schools already know their positions.
According to the results, public secondary schools start featuring from 34th position. Pugu Secondary School ranked 34th followed by Kisutu and Azania at 35th and 37th positions respectively.
The results show that Thomas More Secondary School lead the score chat with 740 points, equivalent to 82 per cent of the total examination results.
It is followed by Feza Boys, Feza Girls, Canossa, St Joseph Millennium and Pius. Lilian Kibo Secondary School scooped 649 points, equivalent to 82 per cent, going up 20 positions from 2009.
The results showed that government-owned secondary schools named after renowned personalities did not perform well. They include Benjamin William Mkapa (50th), Mama Salma Kikwete (75th) and Madiba (Nelson Mandela) at 63 position.
Other poorly performing schools are Kibugumo in Temeke District with 151 points, equivalent to 17 per cent, Temeke Muslim, Emet, Pugu Station, George Washington, Mpiji Majohe, Kwetu, Kimbiji and Nguva secondary schools.
However, the results will not affected students who have performed below the average as the government has allowed them to proceed with Form Three studies.