The dark side of student life

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The Citizen

Dar es Salaam. The lack of parental care and guidance, economic hardships, and the influence of peer groups are some of the reasons behind the massive failure in the recently announced Form Two National Assessment (FTNA) examinations. Narrating their ordeal, some victims of the FTNA failure said the above challenge forced them into underage prostitution, drug peddling, and involvement in street musical activities famously known in Kiswahili as ‘vigodoro’. This week, this paper ran a special report where local leaders and teachers opened up about what they thought was behind the mass failure in…

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