Over 150,000 picked for A-Level, college

Over 150,000 picked for A-Level, college

THE Government has announced a total of 153,219 students have been selected to join Form Five and technical colleges this year.

85,678 of the selected are boys and 67,541 are girls, equivalent to 91.8 percent of all students who passed the 2021 Form Four examinations.

A total of 90,825 students, 47,721 boys and 43,104 girls, have been selected to join Form Five studies in 499 public schools across the country, including 22 newly-built schools.

Speaking in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Minister of State, President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG), Mr Innocent Bashungwa, said the selection has included 481 students with special needs.

He noted that a total of 14,254 qualified students have missed out in the first selection.

Bashungwa said the selections considered pass rate and availability of vacancies at the high schools and technical schools.

“Some of those with qualifications have missed selections due to an increased performance in the Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) sat last year, 2021,” he said.


173,422 candidates scored between division one and three during last year’s CSEE.

According to the minister, out of them, 167,515 qualified to join Form Five, teaching colleges and technical schools.

He revealed that those who have missed selections in the first batch should look forward to the second selection to be announced after the completion of infrastructures in some schools and the selected colleges.

Mr Bashungwa instructed the selected students to report to the schools between June 13 and 30 this year, saying those who won’t make it, their vacancies will be given to students who missed out in the first selection.

Moreover, Mr Bashungwa said there will be no window for change in school due to limited vacancies.

He then asked Regional Commissioners across the country to supervise the construction of high schools in their respective regions to ensure no qualified student is left out.

Out of the 90,825 newly-selected A-level students, 41,401 will undertake science and mathematics combinations Arts, Language and Commerce.

1,880 students will undertake various programmes in three institutions including Arusha Technical College (ATC), Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) and the Water Development Management Institute (WDMI).

2,294 students have been selected to join health colleges at certificate level while 2,674 will join teaching colleges, pursuing science, mathematics and Information Communications Technology (ICT) studies.

Some 6,457 students have been selected to join special education, nursery, sports and English medium teaching college.

49,089 students have been posted for various certificates and diploma programmes in different vocation training colleges operating under the National Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NACTVET).


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