Stakeholders praise the dynamism of education
Daniel Baheta, chairman of the Education Development Partners Group, observed during the joint annual education sector review working session yesterday that the government had done a lot of work on its deliberations to improve the environment. teaching and learning.
This includes the recent announcement of the construction of 246 secondary schools and the construction of 15,000 classrooms, he said, noting that these initiatives will go hand in hand with increasing the number of qualified teachers at all. levels.
The annual field report suggests a serious shortage of teachers in primary schools, he said, stressing that education development partners today “proudly recognize and appreciate the continued efforts of the government for continued progress in improving the education sector in the country â.
Stakeholders recognize in a particular way the efforts of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the Office of the President (regional administration and local governments) to accelerate the provision of quality education throughout the countries, he pointed out, citing other milestones like the ongoing review of the Training Program and education policy and programs to support Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025.
The government has just completed an analysis of the education sector, leaving room for the third education sector development plan to be prepared as a roadmap for the sector over the next five years.
âAll of this is a sign of great leadership and a positive intention towards a great future for Tanzanian children,â he said, expressing his gratitude for this guidance.
He specifically praised the ministry because despite the pandemic that limited face-to-face meetings and interactions, he was able to make himself available through online meetings, phone calls, among other means.
Regarding the joint annual review of the education sector, he said the event gives stakeholders the opportunity to assess the progress made over the past year and the priorities to focus on. the next year.
Dr John Kalage, speaking on behalf of the activist groups that make up the education network, TEN / MET, urged participants to reflect on the future of education, teaching, learning and how to give children the opportunity to grow and develop.
“Our priority should be to improve the education system, readiness and resilience to achieve quality education for all,” he said, stressing that as experts re-examine the performance of education in the Over the past year, “they will validate the holistic integration of all enabling and impending factors and actions in the state of the education sector.
Education sector organizations commend the government and stakeholders who have been instrumental in supporting the sector over the past two years, he said, highlighting the notable achievements in the sector analysis. education such as the increase in enrollment from pre-primary to secondary education from 14,776,584 students in 2019./2020 to 15,259,540 in 2020/2021.
He also cited the government’s commitment to build 20 boarding schools for girls during the current fiscal year, building 300 secondary schools at the neighborhood level to support the transition from lower secondary to secondary education and increasing of the education budget from 4.5 trn / – in 2019/2020 to 4.7. trn / – in 2020/2021.
Dr Leonard Akwilapo, the Permanent Secretary, as he officiated at the opening of the annual event, urged participants to deliberate on how to further improve the education sector.
Education must meet modern technological requirements and the government’s vision for an industrial economy, he added.