Tuesday, 12 August 2008

More than 3,800 new teachers take up jobs

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By DAILY NEWS Reporter

A TOTAL of 3,861 teachers were employed in the past financial year (2007/08) in the effort to curb critical shortages in secondary schools, the Deputy Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Ms Gaudentia Kabaka, told the National Assembly yesterday. Ms Kabaka said that out of the 3,861 new teachers 3,460 have diploma level status while 401 are degree holders.

She said 219 teachers have been posted to Mwanza Region. Fifty-seven of them are science teachers and 162 are arts teachers, she said.

The deputy minister said 12,692 teachers graduated from various colleges and universities in the country last month. They will be employed soon and deployed in various schools countrywide, she said. Ms Kabaka was answering a question from Ms Esther Nyawazwa (Special Seat—CCM), who wanted to know when the government would deploy more teachers to Ngulla Secondary School in Kwimba District, Mwanza Region.

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