Pinda calls for quality education from an international perspective

11Jul 2018
Polycarp Machira
The Guardian
Pinda calls for quality education from an international perspective

Former Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda has called for the provision of holistic and quality education from an international perspective for students to become responsible individuals, saying there is a great demand for international schools in Dodoma city following the government relocation to the

political capital.

He has called on both local and international investors to tap the opportunities and invest in the establishment of schools that meet the international standards as several diplomatic missions will move to Dodoma.

Pinda made the remarks as he officiated at the inauguration of a new established international school, One Planet School, in Dodoma. The school has been opened as a result of the demand for high quality international education for both national and international students in Dodoma, the nation's capital.

It offers education for all ages from kindergarten (pre-primary) all the way to A-level whereby they teach according to the Cambridge International Education (CIE) curriculum and candidates sit for the Cambridge International School since the school is also the exam centre which will administer exams for the IGCSE and A Levels.

The school is also exploring the possibility of students to do the NECTA examinations. They have modern facilities and located at the premises of the University of Dodoma.

"All embassies are on high spirits to make their headquarters in Dodoma, the development which will propel to a huge demand for international schools services in capital city," said the former PM.

Located at the University of Dodoma (UDOM) compound with the mission to provide holistic and quality education from the international perspective for students to become responsible individuals, the new facility in the capital city will be enrolling pupils of between 3 and 18 years.

Dodoma Regional Commissioner Dr Binilith Mahenge in his remarks during the event said his office is set to develop conducive environment to motivate and allow many investors to open more international schools in the region.

"One among major challenges we are facing is which schools the children of ambassadors and high commissioners and other international dignitaries will join after their relocation to Dodoma. We need international investments in nearly all key sectors," he pointed out.