Minister donates 340 bags of cement for eight Tarime primary schools

01Mar 2021
The Guardian
Minister donates 340 bags of cement for eight Tarime primary schools

DEPUTY Minister of State in the Vice-President's Office (Union and Environment) Mwita Waitara has donated 340 bags of cement to eight primary schools in Tarime District, Mara Region.

The move is aimed to support resident’s efforts towards improving pupils learning environment as well as to decongest classrooms.

Handing over the cement bags to the schools over the weekend, Waitara said that 40 cement bags will go to Mbogi secondary school  in Mbogi ward. The deputy minister was accompanied by Tarime District Commissioner, Eng Mtemi Msafiri, Tarime-Rural District chairman  Saimon   Kres and the district executive director  Apoo Tindwa.

“I am also going donate cement for other projects such as dispensaries,” said Waitara insisting the donations will be sustainable.

He added: “All these efforts supports the government endavours towards improving learning environment and bringing social services closer to the people. The government would want each of the citizens to get all the necessary services within their wards.”

According to him, decongesting the classrooms would also help in improving pupils’ academic performance.

Tarime district chairman, Saimon Kres commended the deputy minister calling for stakeholders to continue supporting their efforts to improve the education sector.

Apoo Tindwa, the district executive director mentioned the benefitted schools as Mbogi secondary school, Kimusi primary school, Kihero Nyarero, Nyamiri, Kiesaka and Iteremia primary schools.

Soon after assuming the Presidency, Dr John  Magufuli introduced the popular fee-free education policy—with his government covering the cost for all students from Standard One to Form Four.

During his first five-year tenure of office, the fifth phase government also addressed the shortage of desks after increasing the number to 8,095,207 in 2020 from 3,024,311 in 2015, an increase of more than 200 per cent.

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