9 January 2013

Tanzania: Kikwete Announces Plan to Hire 28,000 Teachers

The Tanzanian government will hire and train 28,746 new teachers from Tanzanian universities to alleviate the shortage of teachers in the country, President Jakaya Kikwete announced Monday (January 7th).

Hiring will begin this month to reduce the teacher shortage by half, Kikwete said, according to Tanzania's Daily News.

Tanzania currently has 57,177 fewer teachers than it needs in government schools, a problem the state has pledged to eliminate over the next several years, according to the Directorate of Presidential Communications.

Teachers will be deployed to schools according to their need, with schools facing greater staffing gaps given priority. Of the more than 28,000 new teachers, 14,600 will be sent to primary schools, 14,060 to secondary schools, and 80 to teachers' colleges.

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