Mwaji Secondary School’s Rising Reputations
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Our Mwaji Secondary School has always had good national test scores. The school has gained a surprising reputation because of its performance. Our national test scores have risen above other private secondary schools that are fully built, cost more, and have had longstanding excellent reputations. Tanzanians inquiring about our school are surprised to learn that this “little free school for orphans” is now overshadowing the former “best” schools.
The headmaster, Mr. Swilla, proudly displayed a certificate awarded by the Ministry of Education’s District Office. There are 36 schools in our district. There are 10 districts in the province of Mbeya. The Form 4’s (seniors) in our Rungwe District were number one in the entire Province of Mbeya and the District Form 2’s (sophomores) were second in the entire Province of Mbeya. Since Mwaji is in the top five schools in the top district in the Province it speaks very highly of the quality of education
we provide and the good work by the teachers, students and staff. Mr. Swilla has been asked by
many how Mwaji is rated. He reports that Mwaji beat out several
other private schools that have an excellent reputation. He was smiling!
This reputation is now recognized by the largest university in Tanzania, the University of Dar Es Salaam. In 2016 Mwaji was assigned six student teachers from the University of Dar Es Salaam. That is a compliment to the academic excellence of Mwaji Secondary School. Given the difficulties developing a new school in a rural poverty area, we also have the best headmaster in the world, Jason Swilla. Congratulations to him and the Mwaji Secondary School.