Minister: Govt to continue improving teaching, learning environs

22Jan 2020
Michael Sikapundwa
The Guardian
Minister: Govt to continue improving teaching, learning environs

THE government will continue to improve teaching and learning environment in schools to scale up education in the country, Minister of State in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Government), Selemani Jafo has said.

Selemani Jafo

Jafo made the remarks yesterday here when inaugurating newly built secondary school—Mjipya secondary school . The school has been built at the tune of 1.4bn/- as compensation after being bulldozed to pave way the ongoing construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR).

The school with Form I and IV is located few kilometers from the Morogoro- Dodoma highway.

Jafo expressed his hope that the newly built school will increase performance in science subjects taking into account that the school had been  installed with ultra-modern science labs.

He commended authorities who were behind the project, saying that the school buildings met all the required standards.

“Head master and the regional authority, it's your task to improve students’ performance as the school has all the facilities needed for teaching science subjects,” the minister said.

He assigned Mjimpya secondary school staff to produce more students with Division One in the forthcoming national exams as the government set friendly teaching and learning infrastructures.

Minister Jafo also ordered regional education officials to sort out heads of schools who have failed to send students to Form Five for the past five years.

“List and demote them as normal teachers then assign them to   teach classes at same schools”.

He also tasked people around Mjimpya secondary school to protect school properties for current and future use.

For her part, Morogoro Municipal executive director, Sheila Lukuba assured that the minister that the school will be given all the needed attention, “and I am sure performance is expected to go up.”

“I’m also hopping to see great changes in the coming national exams results, as the school has modern science and ICT labs which will also be linked with video conference which will enable many students share materials for a short time compared  to the past experience,” the DED said.