The National Examination Council of Tanzania (Necta) yesterday announced the results for teachers’ final examinations conducted in May, this year, saying 97.57 per cent of the candidates obtained grade A.
A press statement issued by Necta executive secretary Joyce Ndalichako in Dar es Salaam yesterday said a total of 10,582 candidates sat for the grade A teacher’s certificate examination while there were also 5,441 candidates who sat for a diploma in secondary education examination.
She said 97.57 per cent of the candidates obtained grade ‘A’ among them girls were 5,461 (52 per cent) and boys 5,121 (48 per cent).
She said 75.73 per cent out of 5,441 candidates who were taking a diploma course for secondary school passed the exams, whereas 1,853 (34) per cent) were girls and 3,588 boys (66 per cent).
According to her, there were candidates who sat for grade A teacher’s special course certificate examination and diploma in technical education examination, the results shows 99.25 per cent out of 263 candidates passed the grade A teacher’s special course certificate examination and 97.06 per cent of the 33 candidates for diploma in technical education examination.
She said the council would continue holding examination results for 27 candidates who had not yet completed paying their tuition fees and their results would be released immediately after they completed their payments. She noted that Necta would cancel their results if they failed to pay the fees for two years. She said section 52(b) of the Necta’s regulations empowers it to erase the results after two years.
However, Necta has suspended results of seven unqualified candidates.
Last year, Necta nullified the results of 143 grade ‘A’ and diploma students from different colleges, citing forgery and lack of qualifications as the main reasons.
Ndalichako said during the verification of the candidates’ qualifications, Necta discovered that some candidates from West Dar es Salaam Teachers’ College had forged their certificates.
The results of 110 candidates were cancelled after it was discovered that they were using the qualifications of other people.
The results of seven other candidates were nullified due to cheating and poor qualifications.
Other 14 candidates submitted certificates which were found to be fake,
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