Despite Tanzanian schools being closed, our Mwalimu (teacher) Reni and Patron Emma (also a qualified teacher) have been keeping the children going with lessons and testing. Reni is a great fan of regular tests and that mirrors what goes on in school. There are internal school tests, groups of schools run the same tests and compare results and national testing goes on throughout a child’s education.
Some of the Mayega pupils have done very well recently. Johana, for example, was top in Mathematics in a cohort of over 200 and little Boazi is shaping up to be an exceptional pupil. While Johana is a star in Maths, Elizabeth outstripped him, and did very well, in English. This improved attainment is down to the children’s application and the work of Seba (our first teacher) and now Reni and Emma. Reni is a Maths and Science graduate, which is gold dust in Tanzania.
The photos show a selection of 92(!) photos sent by Reni of the children displaying their recent ‘lockdown’ test results.