9 November 2012

Tanzania: 20 to Study Development Course

TANZANIA Institute of Education (TIE) has granted 20 scholarships to Tanzanians to undertake a course in Curriculum Design and

Development in Africa Region in the 2012/13 academic year.

TIE Director General, Dr Paul Mushi, told journalists in Dar es Salaam that the course is being carried out jointly by his institute and the Open University of Tanzania (OUT), saying the scholarship beneficiaries are people from different education bodies.

"The general objective of the programme is to enhance participants' competencies in planning, designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating curricula," said Dr Mushi.

He noted that the course targets education policy makers, planners, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, teachers, quality assurance officers, researchers, international staff and other educational practitioners at the local and continental level.

"The course is accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) in compliance with quality assurance regulation for universities in East Africa," he said.

TIE Director of Curriculum Development and Review, Ms Angela Katabaro, said a total of 60 people from different nations have been enrolled for the course, saying that the programme mode of delivery consists of a 10-day face to face intensive session and 30 week distant learning.

"The delivery of the course is done through distant learning for 30 weeks in two semesters," she said. She pointed out that the course is in a modularized and allocated five week period to each module with assignments through papers, case study reviews and forums.

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