544,866 Form Two Candidates Will Sit For The Exams Tomorrow
The National Examination Council of Tanzania (Necta) Executive Secretary, Mr Charles Msonde, told reporters today that 261,159 candidates are boys (47.93 per cent) and girls constitute 52.07 per cent (283,707)
"Candidates with special needs are 775 while 411 are partially sighted, 66 totally blind, 256 deaf and 36 others with physical disabilities,” he said.
According to Dr Msonde, there is 4.41 per cent increase of the registered candidates compared to 521,855 students in 2017.
Moreover, he said 1,358,217 primary school pupils from 17,336 schools will sit for Standard 4 National assessment exams from November 22 to 23.
“Among them, 682,193 are boys who make up 50.23 per cent and 676,024 girls (49.77 per cent),” he said.
Dr Msonde noted that this year will have an additional 162,247 standard four candidates, a 13.57 per cent increase from last year’s 1,195,970 candidates.
He said: “All students and supervisors should avoid cheating because the council will take stern measures.”