Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Address educational hurdles

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam

Keeping a 16,000-strong force of newly graduated secondary school teachers idle while thousands of schools around the country face a critical shortage of teaching staff would puzzle every right-minded person.

But the question that comes up immediately is why should resources be wasted to train teachers and abandon them at the time they are anxious to put their skills to work?

All primary and secondary schools in the country are literally understaffed and, at the end of every academic year, hordes of students pass out while they are still illiterate.

Mwanza Region has illustrated the pathetic situation of its schools with statistics that could tell the same story in other regions about the deficit of both teachers and classrooms.

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