COAST Regional Commissioner Abubakar Kunenge has called for parents and guardians, whose children have been selected to join secondary school for academic year 2024, to make sure that the children report to school on time and without obstruction.
RC Kunenge made the call at a recent education stakeholders’ meeting in Kibaha Town which aimed at announcing region’s Standard Seven National Examination results, including evaluating the region’s education performance and status.
“Education is the strategic issue in our region, so I am urging communities, parents and all leaders to work together and ensure our academic performance in our schools improves year after year in all our Councils”, he said.
He asked government leaders from grassroots level to make follow up to ensure selected students to join Pre-Primary, Standard One and Form One, report to schools on time.
Mr Kunenge further said the region has laid out strategies to enable Bibi Titi Mohammed Girls’ Secondary School in Utete, Rufiji performs well in science subjects.
According to the RC, the region scored Grade A, with passing rate percentage of 83.72 in Standard Seven results for academic year 2023.
Earlier, Regional Education Officer (REO) Sara Mlaki stated that for academic year 2023, a total of 41,028 passed the STD VII to join Form One in January, 2024.
She mentioned that the number includes 189 students with special needs.