In Tanzania, graduation ceremonies are held BEFORE sitting your examinations. This ensures that everyone gets to enjoy a party – whether you pass, fail or even turn up for finals!
The ceremony often lasts more than 6 hours, and includes performances, speeches (a lot of them!) and a letter of petition, known as a risala, read out by a graduating student. The letter outlines the needs of the school, and the guest of honour is expected to fulfil one or more by making a donation.
Congratulations to Lukumani, who joined our first Pre-Form 1 course in 2019, and will complete secondary school this year. We wish him, and all our students, all the best in their upcoming examinations.