KARAGWE SECONDARY SCHOOL (KARASECO)
KARASECO is a co-education boarding school which is owned and run by the ELCT - Karagwe Diocese. The school was opened in 1977 at Lukajange. Due to the shortage of land and lack of tap water, the school was shifted in 1990 to Kishojo village at Kituntu District. The school is located in the rural area, where, like most rural areas in Tanzania, there is lack of access to reliable communication systems. Nevertheless the school is connected to the internet and offers the students courses of computer education. Mrs. Sophia Kanyamwenge is the current head of school following the transfer of the former headmaster.
At the first intake in 1977, KARASECO started with 80 boys. Today there are 468 students studying – 167 females and 301 males.
24Teachers teach the students in the subjects Agricultural Science, Bible Knowledge, Biology, Chemistry, Civics, Economics, English, French, Geography, History, Information Technology, Kiswahili, Mathematics and Physics.20 of the teaching staff are males and 4 are females. The non-teaching staff comprises of 18 members of which 7 are females and 11 males.
KARASECO offers study courses for the O-Level, form one to four, and also the A-Level, form five and six. And the school is doing well: KARASECO is one among the best schools in Karagwe District and Kagera region.
Karagwe Secondary school has two sister schools;Horne Efterskole from Denmark,the partnership began in 2011. Gymnasium Heide Ost from Germany,the partnership began in 2005.