School Success Stories

Date posted: Tuesday 17 August 2021

To qualify for university-level education, students in Tanzania must complete a series of intensive exams in secondary school. The first set occurs at the end of Form IV. Students who do well there then move into the more advanced levels of Form V and VI. At the end of form VI they take another set of exams, the results of which direct future learning opportunities. This week we share a message from the BKB-DIRA team describing this year’s Form VI results.


Dear Friends,


We would like to present to you a thank-you note for the scholarship fund you are offering to our students. This is one of the major projects that we do together here in Iringa. So many people have benefited from this project, including people who are now doctors, nurses, teachers, accountants, agronomists, police officers and so on.


Special thanks to you during this season of the pandemic disease of COVID-19, we know the world’s economy has been shaken including your individual financial status. Still you continued to be committed to these students. I would like to thank you very much and to remind you this good text which says , “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’" (Mathew 25:40)


You have to know that when you send your money to our people for scholarship fund, you are serving Jesus. And the Bible says that; whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me. (John 12:26) I am praying to God that the honor of God be with you in all aspects. Amen


This year we had a total of 58 students in Form VI who were sponsored under the BKB Scholarship Fund, 22 of whom are enrolled at the three secondary schools owned by the Iringa Diocese. The others are enrolled in government schools. I have sampled the national exam results from three of the secondary schools owned by the Iringa Diocese and am pleased to share what I have learned. Click the button below to see the National Examination results for the BKB students from three DIRA Schools with advanced level of Secondary Education:


Therefore, we glorify our Heavenly Father for enabling our schools to do better for this year. As the above results show, all students who were sponsored by BKB have passed their Examination and are qualified to join universities for Bachelor degrees. May the Living God who dwells above keep on blessing you all people in United States of America, Saint Paul Area Synod and other places, the work you are doing here will continue to put a mark in the hearts of many people.


For those who wish to know about DIRA Schools in general, click the button below to view their overall exam performance:


This indicates that not just BKB-sponsored students, but all students who have completed Form VI this year from DIRA schools are qualified to join universities for Bachelor degrees. This is one of the many words of good news we would like to share to you.


May God keep on blessing you all!


Pastor Lwila
BKB DIRA Coordinator