USAGARA SECONDARY SCHOOL

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THE HISTORY OF USAGARA SECONDARY SCHOOL

SHOOL PROFILE

Usagara High School was built by a community of Indians in late 1940s and named Government Indian School. In 1956 it was renamed Karimjee Secondary School. The majority of students were Indians with only a handful of Africans. The institution was a day school from its establishment. The school was nationalized and renamed Usagara Secondary School in 1969.

In 1966 the former Park Hotel on plot no 312/60 and 356/56 was transformed into the only hostel for the school. This hostel is used until now for the Advanced –Level male students. The other students are day scholars

The area of the school is about 2.5 hectors (6.02 acres) , excluding the playground. Our school offers six years of secondary schooling. This means both Ordinary and Advanced –Level secondary school education . We offer both arts and science at both levels.

When the school was built in the late 1940s it was reasonably removed from residential area. Also, the population of the town was small with limited and only petty criminality. The environment of the school is now sufficiently peaceful for studies.

Usagara High School in Tanzania is a day school for both girls and boys located in one of the lower income quarters of Tanga City.

The present population of the school is as follows:

FEMALE MALE TOTAL
O-Level Students 557 514 1071
A-Level Students 17 408 425
Total Students 574 922 1496
Teaching Staff 42 32 74
Non-teaching 02 02 04

The heads of this school from 1956 are listed below;

1. Alex Perry 1956 – 1957

2. G.W. Gillman 1958 – 1960

3. M.P Mason 1961 – 1964

4. G. Honsby 1965 – 1966

5. L. Marijani 1967 – 1971

6. P.B.Rwegayura 1972 – 1973

7. L. Nisajile 1974

8. Temba 1975

9. H. Ndonde 1976

10. J.T Mkoba 1977 – 1978

11. Venance K. Mrema 1979 – 1994

12. Hatibu S. Mohamed 1995 – 2000

13. K.J.K Mkwizu 2001 – 2007

14. S. A. Saadan 2008 – 2013

15. Zawadi S. 2013 – To date