|EdPowerment’s Notre Dame graduates|
|EdPowerment’s Mrike Secondary School graduates|
Interestingly, this is also the week that many U.S. students submit their applications for early action and early admission to colleges. Consider, if you will, the differences between the Tanzanian and American experience. In America, the college application process has become an increasingly demanding and nerve-wracking one. School records, extra-curricular activities, leadership potential, essays, recommendations and of course, standardized tests, all weigh into the eventual college acceptance or rejection. While this college chase has become more onerous in an increasingly competitive environment, I don’t think anyone would trade it for the reality that confronts the Tanzanian Form 4 student.