Jones is a double orphan meaning that he has lost both his mother and father. He lives with his older brother and his wife, younger brother and his nephew in the rural Nsufu Chiefdom.The family are subsistence farmers and are unable to afford Jones’ school fees, uniform or any of his other needs for school.
After the death of his mother he stopped school for a while but went back as he saw the need for an education in order to help the family to survive.
He attained good marks in the recent Grade 7 or Certificate of Primary Education exams managing a composite score of 721. Here are the details of his marks in each subject.
|Special Paper 1||125||1|
|Special Paper 2||123||2|
|Creative & Technology Studies||105||3|
|Aggregate Score (Best 6 including English)||721|
You can get an idea of which subjects the pupil likes or is good at by looking at his or her marks. English and mathematics are obvious but you might like an explanation of the other subjects. Social and Development Studies is all about geography, history and civics. Zambian Language is the study of one of the many languages used in Zambia; in this area it is Chinyanja. Creative and Technology Studies is a mix or practical subjects such as arts and crafts. The marks may also indicate the type person, especially when it comes to the Special Papers; Special Paper 1 is a simple and basic IQ test based on English and Maths logic and Special Paper 2 is a basic visual IQ test based on patterns.
As we are now halfway through the year Jones' sponsorship costs do not include the fees for term 1 but do include the cost of uniform and all his school needs and school fees until the end of this year.