Dar es Salaam. Various activities spiced up the Aga Khan Mzizima secondary school’s 50 year anniversary celebrations held at the school premises on Friday.
Among the activities were reforestation, fundraising, debate, lucky draw and cooking competition all of which involved students and staff. The golden jubilee celebrations was attended by Aga Khan Education Service Regional Curriculum Manager East Africa Maryam Adoo as well as Country Manager Aga Khan Education Service Masood Ahmad.
Also attending was long serving teacher, Mr Richard Shoo who worked for more than 30 years as a teacher in the school.
Speaking during the celebrations, Aga Khan Mzizima Head Master, Mr Daniel Lazaro, said much progress has been made in terms of students’ performance since the school wasestablished in 1967. The school has 618 students, 45 Tanzanian teachers and 17 foreign teachers.
Mr Lazaro added that the school is teaching using the Tanzania national curriculum which is under Necta and International curricula such as International General Certificate for Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). He said they are proud with performances in Necta whereby in the last national examination, they did not have failures while in IGCSE and IBDP they scored above the world average.
“We are very proud of the progres we have made so far. As you know the school is under the Aga Khan Foundation which finances everything. We do not have any challenges and this is the secret of being among the top schools in the country,” he said.
“Parents are cooperating with us and students are proud of the services we provide. Everybody is happy,” added Mr Lazaro.
He further noted that their target is to attain the top position in the education sector and that he believes when they celebrated the 75 years, they will be in such position.