Further Reading on Tanzania’s Educational System
These articles provide more information about Tanzania’s educational system and explain just how dire the situation is for students attending government school:
News/Half-of-Std-7-pupils- pass-exams–Necta/-/1840392/ 2058054/-/xp9g3e/-/index.html (reporting that only half of students in the country passed their Standard 7 exam in 2013. This national exam is taken during the last year of primary school (grade 7) and without passing students cannot attend secondary (high) school. This means that HALF of all graduating primary school students this year will not be able to attend high school)
- http://www.dailynews.co.tz/index.php/features/21967-time-for-a-critical-look-at-tanzania-s-education-system (stating that it’s time for a critical look at Tanzania’s education system. Also noting the failure rates for national exams have increased over the years)
- http://www.tzaffairs.org/category/education/ (provides numerous postings about the 3 major national exam results: Standard 7 (required to pass to high school), Form 4 (required to pass to A Levels), and Form 6 (required to attend university). Also notes that there were at least 3 known suicides linked to the Form 4 results of 2013)
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