7,000 Secondary School Teachers Jobs
The Office of the President, Regional Administration and Local Government (TAMISEMI) has applied for President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s approval to hire 7,000 teachers to reduce the shortage of primary and secondary school teachers in the country.
TAMISEMI Minister Innocent Bashungwa made the remarks at a special debate to discuss achievements in the education sector for one year of President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s leadership held online in the city.
He said under President Samia’s administration he had already issued a permit to recruit 6,949 teachers, of which 3,000 were science teachers in secondary schools and had been employed and are in the workplace.
However, he said that in continuing to solve the teacher shortage problem, the Office has already applied for the president’s approval to be satisfied with the recruitment of the teachers.
Bashungwa said that for one year President Samia had given money to build various educational infrastructure.
“Let me use this opportunity to congratulate President Samia on deciding to redirect IMF loan funds to sustainable and tangible projects like the construction of 12,000 classrooms that have reduced congestion in classrooms and students walking long distances,” he said.
He also said the government has provided Sh.30 billion to 10 regions in the country to build special science schools for female students.
He said each region has received Sh.3 billion for building schools in Dar es Salaam, Kagera, Lindi, Pwani, Ruvuma, Shinyanga, Singida, Songwe, Tanga and Mwanza.
However, he said through the SEQUIP (Secondary Education Improvement Project) the government has sent Sh.110 billion to 235 wards that do not have secondary schools and construction has already begun and others are in the process of completing the schools.
In addition, Minister Bashungwa noted that through the budget being prepared for 2022/23 they will prioritise tackling shortages of toilet facilities, particularly for primary schools that will go hand in hand with reducing Shortage of teachers’ houses.