Learning environment

The government reiterates its commitment to improving the learning environment

The Deputy Minister, Omar Kipanga, said the learning environment provides the necessary infrastructure, learning and teaching facilities as well as teachers for student excellence in education.

The focus is either on physical (institutional) learning environments like lecture halls, classrooms or laboratories and other different technologies that are used to develop a learning environment.

In addition, he said, the government has opened the possibility for students leaving primary and secondary education who have not obtained good academic results to retake the exam or take vocational training courses.

Kipanga was responding to Michael Mwakamo’s question that the government welcomes about primary and secondary school students who have reached division four or zero in their national exams.

Elaborating further, Kipanga said there are also apprenticeship programs which have been of great benefit to young people as they are equipped with the necessary skills for them to have skills for self-employment.

“There are ongoing initiatives in education in Tanzania, including improving educational infrastructure, policy changes and curriculum change, and I think other nations will be impressed to learn from us,” did he declare.

He assured the government parliament of maximum cooperation with enthusiasm to solve the existing challenges in the sector to fight for better education.

Professor Adolf Mkenda, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, recently told parliament that the government was finalizing the review of Tanzania’s education and training policy (2014) and training curriculum. studies, among others; introduce vocational education in primary and secondary schools.

He said the assessment of documents should be completed by the end of this year, adding that the mechanism for participation in vocational education examinations in primary and secondary schools will be prepared in collaboration with the National Council of Education. technical and vocational education and training (NACTVET).

Yesterday parliamentarians called on the government to ensure that the ongoing review of Tanzania’s education policy and curriculum focuses more on cramming than on developing talent and imparting job skills.

Contributing to the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s 2022/23 Budget Estimates, lawmakers recommended that this approach should start at the primary school level to avoid the situation where students complete education basic free (fourth year) which is funded by taxpayers to the tune of 24 billion/- month but are not employable.