8 February 2013

Tanzania: Dar es Salaam to Secure Sh6 Billion for Teachers' Colleges Rehabilitation

Dodoma — THE Ministry of Education and Social Welfare will secure 6bn/-, this financial year, to be spent for rehabilitation and construction of new buildings in seven teacher training colleges.

Among beneficiaries is Kitangali Teacher Training College. Speaking while answering a question in Parliament, the Ministry's Deputy Minister, Mr Philipo Mulugo, said the funds are expected from the UK's Department for International Relations (DFID).

"The amount of money, to be allocated to Kitangali Teachers' Training College, will be determined after an evaluation undertaken by experts from the ministry's rehabilitation section," he said.

The deputy minister said the government was aware of poor infrastructure facing many teacher training colleges in the country, including shortage of vehicles and promised that steps were underway to address the problems in the next financial year.

Earlier, Mr Seleman Said Bungara (Kilwa South-CCM) questioned when Kitangali which is one of the oldest colleges in the country will have its buildings rehabilitated to retain its lost glory. Responding, Minister Mulugo said already, in the 2011/2012 financial year, various infrastructures were renovated at the college including the drainage system and eight pit latrines.

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