DC urges stakeholders to improve education infrastructure  

09Dec 2018
James Kandoya
Kisarawe
Guardian On Sunday
DC urges stakeholders to improve education infrastructure  

KISARAWE District Commissioner Jokate Mwegelo has called on education stakeholders to chip in by supporting infrastructure to complement government efforts in improving the quality of education in the country.

She made the call in Kisarawe district, Coast region, yesterday when laying a foundation stone for three classrooms being built by Turkish construction company Yapi Merkez.

She said without joining hands the standard of education in her district will be low, especially for girls who face a number of challenges including early pregnancies.

“Yapi Merkez has shown the way. I call on other stakeholders to join hands by building more classrooms to rescue girls from early marriage or pregnancy,” she said.

She urged people living close to the school to protect the facility so its construction can be completed on time.

The company’s head of Health, Safety and Environment Erdem Yerkrel said construction of the classrooms was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility.

He said the company decided to construct the classrooms after the DC submitted a request to the company management to build classrooms at Masanganya primary school in Kibuta ward in the district.

He said the company was implementing a number of projects including in the health sector, adding that the company will continue supporting other social projects.

“Our company – the main contractor of the SGR project - is honoured to be part of the ongoing project to complement government efforts in improving the quality of education,” he said.

Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) Acting Communication Officer Jamila Mbarouk called on the society to teach their children good behaviour.

“We are proud to be part of the ongoing construction because TRC supervises the construction of the historic rail in the country, which also passes through Coast region,” she said.

For his part, Masanganya Primary School Headteacher David Mwaiswelo said, having been established in 1949, his school was facing a number of challenges including poor infrastructure.

“I would like to thank Yapi Merkezi for their support to ensure out pupils sit comfortably and concentrate on their studies,” he said.

“It is our hope that other stakeholders will join hands by offering more support to improve the quality of education in the district,“ he added.

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