Friday, June 1, 2018
Shortage of science teachers in public schools to remain a history
WHAT TRANSPIRED IN PARLIAMENT EARLY THIS WEEK DURING QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION:
The government has announced early this week in parliament that, it has put in its plans to employ secondary school teachers in order ti curb the current shortages of staff in most public secondary schools in the country. The Deputy Minister of State in President’s office responsible for Local Government and Regional Administration (TAMISEMI) Josephat Kandege made the assurance to Members of Parliament from the constituencies with secondary schools that science teachers will be given priority.
He said that, the government is looking forward to prepare local science experts to deal with science related issues including industrial issues bearing in mind the fact that Tanzania is gearing the industrialization agenda in its quest to become the middle income economy. The Deputy Minister was responding a question earlier raised by Masasi legislator Rashid Mohammed Chuachua (CCM) who wanted to know plans by the government to end once and for all problems of science teachers facing nine secondary schools which are in his constituency. The government’s call has come after it had recently announced a total of 52,000 employment opportunities to be offered countrywide in various sectors which includes health and the police.