Govt vows to take care of teachers -Mhagama

07Oct 2020
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Govt vows to take care of teachers -Mhagama

​​​​​​​THE Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Youth, Employment and People with Disabilities Jenista Mhagama has said the government will continue supporting teachers and called on them to work hard.

Jenista Mhagama.

She said the government has improved the country’s five colleges to enable them deliver professionals in various essential sectors.

She was speaking here at the weekend at a teachers’ forum organised by Tanzania Teachers’ Union (TTU).

The minister said in recognition to great work from teachers in the country the government embarked on steps to improve their teaching environment.

Mhagama mentioned among the colleges that have been improved as the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Mwanza Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National Institute of Transport (NIT).

She said the government has provided 1,550 personal computers (PCs) for teaching ICT teachers and added that the government will continue working on the issue of teachers’ promotions for those eligible.

He promised them that that the government will continue improving their working environment as well as increase teachers’ vacancies.

TTU Secretary General Deus Seif said teachers held high hopes in the government and will not let down President John Magufuli for his development efforts.

TTU President Leah Ulaya said apart from some teachers’ having been promoted, there were still many others who are yet to be promoted.