The Canadian government has provided more than 90 billion dollars to Tanzania that will be used to improve teacher education in the country.
This was stated in Arusha by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
Leonard Akwilapo at the opening of the session to review and evaluate the implementation of the Education Development Project in the country (TESP) where he said the project also enabled to raise the quality of education in primary and secondary schools by producing quality human resources.
Dr. He said Canada through the TESP has provided the funds that have been used to rebuild some teaching colleges, improve teaching and learning infrastructure as well as provide in-service training for teachers.
The leader said the Tanzania-Canada Partnership aims to increase the capacity of teacher colleges to train qualified teachers who will teach well in different schools.
“We are very grateful to the Canadian government and their Global Affairs Unit which oversees this project, great achievements have been achieved through this project and the results are already evident,” emphasized Secretary General Akwilapo.
Dr. Akkwapo said the success of the project is beginning to show where teachers have increased their teaching ability and the use of ICT in teaching.
Canadian Chancellor, Cooperation and Development Gwen Walmsley said Canada will continue to make more money in improving the education sector in the country and the project is one of the efforts they are making to support the Tanzanian government in its efforts to improve education.
Gwen has praised Tanzania for prioritizing the Education Sector to ensure that all children have access to education, which has enabled more than 10.6 million children to join primary and secondary education.
Project Coordinator for the Development of Teacher Education TESP from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology Ignas Chonya said the project has enabled teachers to improve teaching methods through Tehama where 35 teaching colleges have been integrated with the system and are looking forward to connecting with the National Curriculum.