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Bweranyange Girls Secondary School
The school belongs to the ELCT Karagwe Diocese. It was officially started in July 2007 and was solemnly inaugurated by Bishop Dr. Benson Bagonza and the former German church-president Peter Steinacker of the Evangelical Church of Hesse-Nassau (EKHN).
The motto “It takes a woman to raise a nation” guides the school.
Bweranyange Girls Secondary School offers education studies from form one to form four. In total, there are 357 girls taught by 17 teachers in the general subjects Biology, Chemistry, Civics, English language, Geography, History, Kiswahili, Mathematics and Physics. 10 staff members belong to the non-teaching staff and care about the administration and catering of the boarding school. Since January 2010, the school is lead by headmistress Mrs. Peresia Bagambilana.
The Girls Secondary School and its buildings stretch above the hills of Bweranyange District. Class rooms for every form belong as well to the school’s buildings as three dormitories, bath rooms, a dining hall, a kitchen, a store for the student’s food and an administration building.
The school is doing academically well: In 2010, the school‘s position, for form two, in the mock examinations was number 3 out of 43 schools in Karagwe district. In the group of classes with less than 40 pupils, form four reached number 4 out of 32 secondary schools at Kagera Region.
- Since the start in 2007, the number of students has increased every year. The good results of the students at national examinations are the best advertisement for the school.
- Since 2010, qualified teachers from university belong to the permanent staff members.
- In 2010 the school’s administration building was inaugurated.
- The school has also planted 10,000 tree plants since October, 2009.
- A solar project was funded by The Evangelical Church of Hesse and Nassau (EKHN) and the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) Wuppertal. Since 2009, the school is using the solar energy.
, 18 years, is student of form four and since three years at the school. ‘In the past, there were not every time enough teachers for all classes’, she regrets. But the situation has improved and Edita sees ‘a good development’. After passing form four at Bweranyange she wants to continue with form five and six to attend the university: ‘I want to study Medicine and become a doctor.’
, 18 years, is student of form four and since two years at the school. ‘Academically we are trying to learn hard even there are some difficulties.’ She also wants to continue with the high level of forms five and six. ‘I am planning to go to the university and study Medicine.’
, teacher of Chemistry, Physics and Biology: ‘The learning conditions are sometimes too much difficult, because we are not accessible to the internet and we do not have enough computers and learning material here. These factors depend all on our environment and the outlying school buildings. But the girls are easy to teach – because they are disciplined and ready to study. There is a great capacity of those who have understood why and for what they are learning here.’
Plans for 2011
- To put more effort on educating the students and offer supporting learning lessons in the afternoon
- To buy more computers and start IT workshops for the staff and also for the students
- To maintain the study tour and offer the students varied insights in the working area, such as the weather station at Bukoba airport in the last year
- To construct a house for the staff near the school
- To construct a library
- To maintain the partnerships with Birger Forgel Schule at Espelkamp in Germany and with Skara parish in Sweden
The school is officially registered with the Tanzanian government registration number S. 3735.
Further information through Peresiah Bagambilana, headmistress, telephone +255 754 752 637 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Text: Peresiah Bagambilana