NECTA @50: President Samia calls for justice in exams

DAR ES SALAAM: President Samia Suluhu Hassan has urged the National Examination Council of Tanzania (NECTA) to prioritize justice, emphasizing the country’s need for capable and competitive human capital across all sectors.

The Head of State made this statement during the climax of the 50th-anniversary celebration of NECTA in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.
She emphasized that without fairness in exams, generating productive jobs would be challenging.

“Today, we have millions of graduates from universities. When we finally employ them and assign them a task, you will be surprised that they are not competent. You wonder if this person came with his/her certificate from the university.
“How did he/she go through university but can’t perform this simple task? With this, we produce a labor force that is not productive for the country,” the President expressed concern.

She further urged NECTA to conduct a self-appraisal, work meticulously on exam creation and marking, and enhance the maximum security of exams to prevent leaking scandals.

“We have all graduated from the university; we know what goes on there. If we allow loopholes for our children to know the exams beforehand, we are producing individuals with empty minds,” she insisted.

Additionally, the Head of State instructed NECTA to collaborate with the Education Ministry to devise measures to eliminate exam leaks

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