Tanzanian government plans to employ 6,000 teachers by June this year, in an effort to end the shortage of science and mathematics teachers in the east African nation, says a senior official.
Joseph Kakunda, Tanzania’s Deputy Minister of State in the President’s Office, said that the plan is to end the shortage of teachers in all public schools by 2020, thus several initiatives are undertaken towards the target.
Kakunda unveiled the plan when speaking during the ongoing parliamentary sessions in the country’s capital, Dodoma.
The deputy minister said this in response to a supplementary question asked by the Mchinga MP, Hamidu Bobali who had wanted to know what the government was doing to end the shortage of teachers in public schools, especially ward schools.
Kakunda said that the government is determined to improve quality of education in the country and is working to improve infrastructure in all public schools.
“Employing more teachers, especially science teachers, building new schools, building teachers houses, improving infrastructure, providing books, among others are key indicators that the government is serious in improving education,” he noted.