Science and math teachers are to receive ‘in service training’ to improve performance in the subjects and for that purpose, authorities in Kilimanjaro have instructed their District Executive Directors to allocate funds in their budgets to facilitate the training.
The directive was issued via a report delivered by the Regional Education Officer, Ruth Malisa, during the 27th Meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee (RCC).
She said the 10-day training is to start in April and to be done every three months complete with examinations and certificates of merit.
“Follow up and evaluation will be done to account for every aspect of the field…all councils must therefore set aside a budget for this purpose…" she said.
Malisa made it a point to remind the attendants that science subjects and mathematics are key if the nation is to establish a solid base for technological advancement.
The training is to be provided by national facilitators and in Kilimanjaro there are 16, four for each subject and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training has already issued equipment to selected centres.
The ministry will also provide online training to computer related subject teachers and the district councils have been challenged to ensure the necessary infrastructure is in place.