Outstanding academic results at remote highland school in Tanzania
Commencing in January 2013, Project J768N ‘Njelela Environmental Secondary School’ is a new, science-focused secondary boarding school for village children, located in the remote South-Western, Tanzanian highlands. Most teenagers in this area do not have access or the means to attend secondary school and are faced with limited employment opportunities. NESS seeks to address this issue by providing access to secondary education and building the capacity of the community to develop self-sufficiency.
Good news! Eight of the 12 NSS students who completed the 2014 ‘National Form 2 Exams’ achieved “distinction average”, for 10 subjects. The other four students achieved “merit average”. These are very impressive results for this new school with students sitting for these exams for first time.
Njelela Secondary School is also grateful to receive a 40-foot container and corrugated iron that will be teamed with another container, in order to build a workshop that will enable students to learn trade skills. The school eagerly anticipates visitors in July who will be coming to construct this new facility.
Teacher accommodation has also recently been provided in close proximity to the school. This enables teachers to stay later to assist students as needed, rather than spend valuable time walking up to an hour from the school to the only other accommodation available in the area.