What you need to know:
- The scholarship is part of its commitment to support students who perform well and promote mathematics and English subjects.
Dar es Salaam. The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) has provided 11 scholarships to outstanding students from low-income families studying under the Necta system who will join Form One at the Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School (AKMSS) next year.
AKMSS said the scholarship is part of its commitment to support students who perform well and promote mathematics and English subjects.
The school has committed itself to paying 50 percent of the school fee for six students who performed outstandingly in their final primary education exams and another 20 percent to five who demonstrated remarkable efforts in their studies.
The CEO of Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), Dr Shelina Walli, told The Citizen that they have reached the decision to encourage and promote students to make enough efforts in their studies and perform outstandingly.
She said one of the criteria used to pick the students was their continuous outstanding performance in the schools they came from and the results of other special exams they sit for.
“The selection considered their Standard VII results, results in different academic exercises they did in their schools, together with special exams they sat at this school. They are supposed to continue performing well to continue enjoying this scholarship,” she said.
The Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School head teacher, Happiness Constantine, said that apart from motivating students to perform well, the sponsorship aimed at relieving parents, particularly those with low income, of the payment of school fees.
“Some parents were facing huge challenges, especially when it comes to payment of school fees, so we saw the need to provide this scholarship for students from low-income families to enable them to continue with their studies,” she said.
She added that discipline was one of the key criteria in selecting the students.