The School of St Jude has performed outstandingly well by ranking 3rd in the Arusha region in the recent Form IV Tanzanian national exam.
Overall regionally, the class earned high marks in all subjects including in Physics, Chemistry, History, Geography, IT and English. They ranked in the top 20 nationally in IT, Physics, Chemistry and Kiswahili.
Impressively, 90 students scored Division I and over 98 per cent achieved Division I or II at St Jude’s. They’ll continue on to do their A level secondary studies in May. The Tanzania Ministry of Education and Vocational Training requires students to score either Division I, II or III in order to advance to Form 5 for A Level courses.
“I’m incredibly proud of the students and really excited by the results and what they’ve achieved,” said St Jude’s School Director Jon Ford. “Their parents are very happy with their results and I’d also like to congratulate our secondary Headmaster Rasul Abdul and the hardworking Tanzanian teachers who are committed to helping our students do their best.”
Australian Gemma Sisia founded St Jude’s in 2002 and it provides a free, high quality education to more than 1,800 students based on their academic ability and genuine financial need. The school selects 150 new students each year so they too can have a good education and a chance to escape the cycle of poverty.