Necta: Observe rules as Form Four exams start

A total of 408,442 students are expected to sit their Form Four exams starting today up to November 18, this year countrywide. Speaking yesterday in Dar es Salaam, The Executive Secretary of the National Examination Councils for Tanzania (Necta) Dr Charles Msonde, said among the candidates who registered for Form Four exams, 355,995 are school candidates and 52,447 are private candidates.
He said among the 355,995 school candidates who registered for the exams, 173,423 are boys which is equivalent to 48.72 per cent, and 182,572 are girls which is represented by 51.28 per cent.
He made a comparison with last year’s registered candidates as 448,382, adding that those who are visually impaired are 59 and those with poor vision numbering 283. Dr Msonde said that out of 52,447 candidates who registered as private candidates, 25,529 are boys which is equivalent to 48.68 per cent and 26,918 girls representing 51.32per cent.
He said the number of candidates sitting qualifying tests (QT) was 20,634 with the boys’ number placed at 7,819 (37.89 per cent) and girls’ numbering 12,815 (62.11 per cent), adding that seven candidates out of the number are visually impaired.
“All preparations for the examinations have been completed, including dispatching all the exam materials such as examinations, answer booklets and all necessary documents relating to the examination in regions of Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.”
In addition, the Council has issued a warning to students, supervisors and teachers against violating examination regulations.
“We want to maintain discipline and observe regulations during the examination. If we find any one cheat with exam, we will take stringent action including the cancellation of exams results,” he warned.
Dr Msonde also urged the regional and municipal national examination committees to ensure that all operational procedures of the national examinations are followed properly.

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