8 January 2013

Tanzania: Islessets Plans for Quality Education

Zanzibar — ZANZIBAR's government is determined to make sure that all children in the Isles study under favourable environment aimed at making them get quality education.

Opening a new secondary school at Uzini Village in South Unguja , Zanzibar's President, Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, said that he was impressed with the pace of development in education sector, which is the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number two goal.

He said that improving education was among the objectives of the 1964 Revolution and the CCM 2010 election manifesto, which calls for providing education to all children.

Dr Shein appealed to parents and teachers to maintain infrastructures and help their students perform well in examinations without cheating.

The function was among the 62 development projects earmarked to celebrate 49 years of the Zanzibar Revolution.

Government leaders have been busy inaugurating the projects before the Revolution Day climax next Saturday.

Uzini modern secondary school is among the 21 new secondary schools in Zanzibar supported by the World Bank after approving 42 million US dollars loan for the project estimated to cost 48.5 million US dollars.

Zanzibar government has contributed 6.5 million US dollars towards the implementation of the project which started in 2007 and ending this year.

The project involves construction of secondary schools, laboratories and facilities for training, providing in-service mathematics training and availing text books to all primary secondary schools in Zanzibar.

Dr Shein thanked President Jakaya Kikwete for making sure that Zanzibar gets the World Bank fund and that improvement in education speeds up development in the islands.

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