THE Vice-President, Dr Mohammed Gharib Bilal, on Friday launched the Tanzania 21st Century Basic Education Structure in Mtwara and urged the public to adopt and accept it saying it is the best compared with other systems in East Africa.
He said the structure was aimed at enhancing the development of primary education in Mtwara Region. The ceremony was held in Kambarage Primary School in Mtwara Region.
The project is implemented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the information and technology system. According to Dr Bilal, most people have developed poor perception with the structure calling on such people to accept and adopt it for the betterment of education.
The latest statistics by the Southern and Eastern African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (SACMEQ) indicates that Tanzania's education structure was the best compared to other countries' structures. Basing on the statistics, Dr Bilal said that Tanzania was among the best 15 countries that performed well in Mathematics among other subjects.
Tanzania was the best in education research. The VP called on the need to enhance the development of education by educating their generation. He also asked the education stakeholders to consider improving the marking and settings of primary education tests as most of the tests still posed setbacks towards better development of primary education.
The Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, said the project would help in the implementation of phase III (2012-2016) MMEM based on the enhancing development of primary education.
Speaking during the function, the US Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Alfonso Lenhardt, commended the implementation of the project under the education management information system. He was optimistic that the project will develop the current and future generation.