Dar es Salaam. A total of 427,181 registered candidates from Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar are expected to sit Form Four national examinations starting tomorrow, Monday November 5 to November 23, this year.
The National Examination Council of Tanzania (Necta) executive secretary, Dr Charles Msonde, disclosed this when speaking with reporters today, Sunday 4.
He said that about 368,227 were school candidates and the rest (58,954) were private candidates.
"The exams will be conducted at 4,873 secondary schools and 1,072 centres across the country," he said.
According to him, the candidates comprise of 180,908 boys (49.13 per cent) and 187,319 girls (50.87 per cent).
Private candidates include 26,964 boys (45.74 per cent) and 31,990 girls (54.26 per cent).
Dr Msonde added, "We also have 562 candidates with special needs; among them 372 have low vision, 44 are totally blind, 109 are deaf and 37 have other physical disabilities."
He said about 14,348 candidates registered for qualifying test (QT), among which 6,358 are boys and 7,990 girls.
He further commended all the important preparations that have been made including the dispatch of the required examination materials to all secondary schools and exam centres.
He urged all students, teachers as well as the public to exercise integrity during the examination period because stern measures would be taken against anybody found cheating.
READ DETAILS IN SWAHILI IN PDF BELOW