Tumekuja School is located in the town area bounded by government offices. It has cellars which are believed to have been used for keeping slaves during the East African Slave Trade. The main building of the school has a very fascinating French Architecture. It is located beside the Sea Shore and throughout there is a cool breeze from the Sea.
The School now has seven hundred and forty students. Tumekuja school teaches classes only in English. There are 4 “Forms” for regularly enrolled students. About 150 students are in each Form.The school also has another type of student, those which learn Business Skills: Commerce and Book Keeping, together with their normal subjects. There are about one hundred and forty of these students.
Number of teachers:
There are thirty-five teachers. Twenty-three are males and twelve are females. They teach students who range in age from 14 to 19 years.
Number of classrooms:
The main building has twelve classrooms. There are seventeen classes which use the classrooms in shifts of morning and afternoon. The school was closed in 1988 when its roof was devastated by strong winds. It was reopened in 1992.
This year we expect to have one hundred and fifty four Form 2 graduates and seventy-six Form 4 graduates. Successful graduates who have finished Form 4 are selected to continue their advanced studies in higher schools on Zanzibar. Form 2 graduates who have passed their examination are selected to join Form 3 in this same school; others who have excelled in their results are selected to join Form 3 in the higher schools.