JINSI YA KUJISAJILI KUFANYA MTIHANI WA FORM SIX
THE NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL OF TANZANIA (NECTA)
The Parliamentary Act No. 21 of 1973 created the National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA), a government institution.
In Tanzania, NECTA is in charge of overseeing the administration of all national exams.
The choice to create NECTA was a response to a previous action taken in April 1971 when Tanzania Mainland withdrew from the East African Examinations Council (EAEC) in order to administer her own exams. In 1970, Zanzibar resigned from the EAEC.
Tanzania took part in the joint East African Syndicate and Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate-run foreign secondary school examinations between 1968 and 1971, which were the last ones held there before the pull-out.
Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE)
This is offered to candidates who have completed two years of secondary education (advanced level) and have had three credits at the CSEE level.
The Examination Calendar
The ACSEE is administered on the first week of May every year.
The objectives of ACSEE
The objectives of this examination are
1. To assess the learner’s knowledge and ability to pursue with further education such as diploma and degree courses;
2. To examine the extent to which the learners can use the skills gained to meet the social, political, economic and technological challenges for the individual and the national development at large.
Therefore, candidates at this level are expected to possess the following skills in a broad range of activities: knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Eligibility of Candidates who Seats for the Examination
This examination is offered to candidates who have completed two years of secondary education (advanced level) and have had three credits at CSEE level.
The examined subject sat ACSEE are as follow:
General Studies which is compulsory subject
Other subject are grouped in combination, i.e.,
1. Natural science which include:
PCM – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
PCB – Physics Chemistry and Biology
PGM – Physics Geography and Mathematics
EGM – Economics, Geography and Mathematics
CBG – Chemistry, Biology and Geography
CBA – Chemistry, Biology and Agriculture
CBN – Chemistry, Biology and Food and Human Nutrition
2. Another category is Arts Combinations which Includes:
HGL – History, Geography and English Language
HGK – History, Geography and Kiswahili
HKL – History, Kiswahili and English Language
KLF – Kiswahili, English Language and French
ECA – Economics, Commerce and Accountancy
HGE – History, Geography and Economics
3. New Combinations (Tahasusi Mpya) For From 2021
PMC – Physics, Mathematics and Computers
KFC – Kiswahili, French, Chinese
KEC – Kiswahili, English, Chinese
PBF – Physical Education, Biology, Fine Art
PGE – Physical Education, Geography, Economics
Each subject has an examination format, which describes the structure of the examination paper, rubric and the content in which that particular examination covers.
The details of subjects addressed are shown in individual examinations formats that can be accessed in the examination formats link.