Saturday, 18 August 2007

Teachers see danger in new ward-level schools

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By Emmanuel Chacha, Mwanza

Secondary school heads in the Lake Victoria zone have said most ward-level secondary schools recently built by wananchi lack essential facilities and will lead to an appreciable deterioration in the quality of education in the country.

They have thus called on the government to pay serious attention to the matter by ensuring that the schools have enough qualified teachers, basic tools, equipment and facilities like classrooms, conference halls, staff rooms and well-stocked science laboratories and libraries.

The school heads made the remarks to that effect at the annual meeting of the zonal chapter of the Tanzania Heads of Secondary Schools Association (Tahossa), held here yesterday.

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