Monday, March 9, 2015

Japan contributes to school construction in Katavi region

The Japanese government has donated $ 90,286 (Sh. 160 million) as part of contribution to help the construction of a nursery school of Kakuni Primary school which is at Kibaoni village, in Mlele district Katavi region. The contribution of the Japanese government has come as part of the fulfillment of a request by Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda who had initiated an idea of constructing a nursery school in order to congratulate its people who have promoted him up to the position whereby he is now. Kakuni Primary school is among the oldest schools in Katavi region whereby the Prime Minister Pinda started his standard one up to standard four from 1957 to 1960, by then it was known as lower primary school. Speaking at the signing ceremony on Friday this week in Dar es Salaam, the deputy Japanese Ambassador accredited in the country Kazuyoshi Matsunaga said that, his country has decided to offer such assistance by focusing a national education policy of 1995 which stipulates that, education is the right of every child. 

Tanzania's Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda 

He said the national education policy was added with a programme of developing a second phase of the primary education development programme (PEDP II) which insists that every primary school should have its own nursery school as an effective way of attaining early education in the country. “Among the most challenges affecting education sector in the country is lack of good environment at the school in the early stages of the child care. For example at Kibaoni ward there are three primary schools namely Kakuni, Ilalangulu and Milumba but unfortunately there is no a nursery school”, he said adding that, this is an aspect that cause overcrowding of the registered pupils in a single class. However, he noted that, he is optimistic with what they have donated would correctly be used to reform early education standards at Kibaoni ward. The money contributed would be used to construct two nursery classes, teachers’ office, games field, a canteen and a kitchen. “I recognize the fact that the construction of the school alone would not help promote education standard, but rather to increase the child registration process as well as teachers’ remunerations. The signing ceremony was done by the Deputy Japanese Ambassador in the country for Japan government and the District Executive Director of Mlele district Dr. Ibrahim Msengi and the Katavi Regional Administrative Secretary Engineer Emmanuel Kalobelo and attended by Prime Minister Pinda  Speaking at the occasion, Premier Pinda than ked the government of Japan for the extended help which he said would to a greater extent help fulfill his dream which he had of educating the family which educated him

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