National Examinations Council of Tanzania

The National Examinations Council of Tanzania (NECTA) is a Government Institution established by the Parliamentary Act No. 21 of 1973. It is responsible for the administration of all National Examinations in Tanzania. It core values are

  • Fairness
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Responsiveness
  • Confidentiality and Security
  • Efficiency

The Council functions for a period of 4 years and consists of the following committees:

  • Executive Committee responsible for the day to day running of the Council
  • School Examinations Committee responsible for school examinations
  • Professional Examinations Committee responsible for professional examinations

In the Council we have:

  • The Chairman appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • 14 members appointed by the Minister for Education and Culture.

Equally the vision  of the Council is to be the Center of Excellence in Quality Education Assessment and Certification. As a result The National Examinations Council of Tanzania has the duty to provide Fair, Efficient and Effective Educational Assessment.

Some of the examinations approved by the Council are:

  • The Advanced Certificate Of Secondary Education Examination (ACSEE).
  • Certificate Of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE).
  • The Standard Four National Assessment (SFNA).
  • Darasa La Nne.
  • The Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE).
  • Form Two National Assessment (FTNA).
  • Grade A Teachers Certificate Examination (GATCE).
  • Diploma In Secondary Education Examination (DSEE) and finally
  • Diploma In Secondary Education In Special Needs Education (DSE-SNE)Examination

Also registration is for different examination type is through their online registration system here.

For more information concerning the Council, contact any number below

  • 255-22-2700493 – 6/9 or
  • +255-22-2775966
  • You can equally reach them by writing to [email protected]


See also GCE Board cameroon general certificate of education



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