A total of 646,148 Form Two candidates tomorrow November 9, are expected to start the Form Two national examination examination while Form Four will start the national examination on November 23 to December 11, this year.
Giving the schedule today in Dar es Salaam, the Executive Secretary of the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECT), Dr. Charles Msonde said the fourth standard examination test is expected to take place at 4,948 secondary schools in mainland Tanzania and that all preparations have been completed.
He said among the candidates, 301,831 boys or 46.71 percent while 344,317 girls or 53.29 percent.
“These examinations start tomorrow November 14 to 20 this year, in addition, there are 731 special candidates and 406 are visually impaired, 55 are blind, three are hearing impaired and 267 are physically challenged.
“In 2019 the number of registered candidates was 609,502, so there is an increase in the total number of 36, 646 candidates equivalent to 5.7 percent this year compared to last year,” said Dr. Msonde.
He said the national Form Four and Knowledge (QT) examination will be held from November 23 to December 11, this year from a total of 6,727 secondary schools and examination centers in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.
“A total of 490,103 candidates have been registered for the Form Four examination this year out of which 448,164 are school candidates and 41,939 independent candidates.
“Of these, 448,164 are registered for school, boys are 213, 553 or 47.7 percent and girls are 234,611 or 52.3 percent.
“In addition, there are 893 candidates with special needs and of them 425 are visually impaired, 60 are blind, 186 are hearing impaired and 222 are physically challenged,” said Dr. Msonde.