Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Service provision in Tanzania is high than agriculture
The service sector is said to be contributing to the constant rate of 48 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (DGP) compared to 27 percent currently being contributed by the agriculture sector in the country. The Director General of Tan-Trade Jacqueline Maleko said yesterday in Dar es Salaam when she analyzed the rate at which the provision of education is growing in the country and noted that, the rate is moving faster resulting into the mushrooming of private schools whose quality of education is still low. Jacqueline made a remark in a press conference whereby a Dar es Salaam based Global Education Link Ltd announced plans to organize an international education exhibition forum that aims to address challenges facing education system in the country. The exhibition to be held between 10th and 14th next month, would be organized in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s office and the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training and the Tan-Trade organization. However, with her remarks she cautioned that, together with high degree of service oriented capacity of education in the country, people have to weigh the trend and choose which quality of education that would suit their standards of living. However, she said that, despite of high rate of registration of students in schools from primary level to higher learning institutions, still education system in the country is not stable a factor which requires regular reforms by the authorities concerned. Elaborating more on the trend of education system in the country, she noted that the current curriculum in use does not give an ample opportunity for youths to be able to employ themselves and even if are graduated does not fit them for employment a reason that in most service giving companies fewer Tanzanians are employed. “You would see in most hotels and other service giving international companies accredited in the country, there are fewer Tanzanians in employment rates other than Kenyans and Ugandans who have explored the market opportunities”, she said urging Tanzanians to choose better education being provided in better schools in the country for their future development. Earlier, the Managing Director of Global Education Link, told a press conference that during the 5 day occasion parents and youths will get chance together with other things, know best educational institutions that provides quality education for prospective grandaunts. Elaborating more about the exhibition, he noted that it will showcase various educational activities being conducted by various institutions at all levels from primary to higher learning institutions. He said the main aim of the exhibition is to identify and bring together local education stakeholders who would use the opportunity to showcase their educational products to enlighten the general public on issues concerning basically with the education matters in the country. However, he noted that private sectors such as suppliers, sellers and producers of the educational equipments and other stakeholders would use the opportunity to showcase their products. He further mentioned financial institutions such banks, pension funds, communication companies who provide sponsorships to some Tanzanians to join various higher learning institutions are also expected to attend to showcase their products to the targeted individual mostly prospective students. Speaking in an elusive interview, Mollel elaborated more and said that, he is optimistic that the five days set for this important international event would bring greater benefits and positive challenges in the education sector in the country which currently is striving for the achievements of Big Results Now. He said among the important things the general public is expected to know is the registration status of various institutions and how they provide quality education. Others are how to acquire loans from various companies including Higher Education Learning Students’ Board (HELSB). Others he noted is that, parents would get carrier cancelling about various professional courses being administered and produced by the respective institutions which they would like their children to learn as per the economic status of the country.