In order to strengthen the education sector of the country, the government of Tanzania is planning to employ 12,000 teachers in public primary and secondary schools. The news has been confirmed by Selemani Jafo, the Minister of State in the President’s Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government on August 4.
In an official statement issued in capital Dodoma, Selemani Jafo said, “The government is in final stage of employing the 12,000 teachers.”
Selemani Jafo said that for the last five years, the government has employed 18,000 teachers for public primary and secondary schools. Additionally, the government of Tanzania in the last five years has also released a total of 1.09 trillion Tanzanian shillings (about 469 million U.S. dollars) for free education, said Jafo.
“The free education policy has helped children from poor families to access education in both public primary and secondary schools,” said Selemani Jafo.
Jafo also stated that the improvement of schools’ infrastructure, including the construction of classrooms and science laboratories as well as the making of school desks adds to the free education policy of the country.