Government allocates 1.65bn/- to teachers' colleges countrywide


Wife of the immediate former President, Salma Kikwete
 The government has allocated 1.65bn/- to Block Teaching Practice in the country’s teachers’ training colleges this year, according to Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa.
 
He made the remarks at the weekend in Mtwara Municipality when speaking to teachers and civil servants working in the education sector from all districts in Mtwara Region.  The function was held at the Mtwara Teachers’ Teaching College premises.
 
“The government recognises the importance of teaching practice in teachers’ colleges, that’s why this February it has availed 1.65bn/- for all 35 public institutions across the country to enable student teachers and tutors to effectively take part in the Block Teaching Practice,” the Premier said amid applause.
 
Majaliwa said the amount was to be used for paying subsistence allowances, fares and buying learning and teaching tools and equipment.
 
Earlier, when addressing a public rally at Mashujaa grounds, the Premier said the fifth-phase government was determined to improve education in the country, warning all people who were trying to tamper with girls’ education.
 
“Our interest is to see Tanzanian girls get access to quality education from the lower level to higher levels so that they can become active players in the country’s socio-economic growth. We, therefore, appeal to everyone to be a guard of the girl child,” he said, citing sentiments made by the wife of the immediate former President, Salma Kikwete, who regularly says ‘Mtoto wa Mwenzio ni wako’, meaning your colleague’s child is yours.”
 
He warned people who were behind ruining girls’ education dreams to get prepared as prison was beckoning them.
 
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
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