The School of St Jude is proving itself to be a school of excellence as its Form 2 students blitzed their national exam, ranking 4th out of 355 schools in the North West zone of Tanzania.
Impressively, the class scored A’s and B’s overall in the exam and none of the students received a pass or fail mark.
The Tanzania Ministry of Education and Vocational Training requires students to score Division I, II or III in order to advance to Form 3 for O Level courses.
Three St Jude’s students, Godwin, Innocent and Hamisi scored high marks, in the 90’s. “It’s my first time to be at the top and it feels great, it’s where I planned to be,” said Godwin. “It makes me want to work hard because I want a good life in the future and someday to become an engineer.”
It is the fourth time St Jude’s students have sat the exam. The results demonstrate the success of the school in giving a free, high quality education to more than 1,800 children in Arusha, who show academic promise and genuine financial need.
“I’m so proud of them and I think these results will motivate the next lot of Form 2 students to strive hard in the national exam because they see how well their peers have done,” said Rasul Abdul, St Jude’s Secondary Headmaster. “I believe that some of the factors why the students performed extremely well are we have hardworking teachers, staff and parents motivating and supporting our students, so they can reach their full potential.”
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