16 February 2013

Tanzania: Massawe Calls for Relaxed Rules in Admitting Form One Students

Bukoba — KAGERA Regional Commissioner Fabian Massawe has directed parents and guardians of students selected to join Form One this year to ensure that the students attend classes even if they have not completed the required school requirements.

He said parents should contact respective head teachers to allow them to pay in instalments. He warned teachers to ensure the directive is implemented. Mr Massawe gave the directive following reports that over 1,200 students selected to join secondary schools in Muleba district are not attending classes due to the lack of school requirements.

Muleba District Education Officer (secondary schools), Aloyce Thomas confirmed that the selected students are not attending school due to the shortage of classrooms.In a separate development, Mr Massawe hailed residents in Kyamulaile Ward, in Bukoba Rural for constructing an improved water source at the cost of 45m/- whereby the residents contributed 13m/-.

Kyamulaile Ward Executive Officer (WEO) Syliacus Sosthenes informed the RC that ten villages would benefit from the project ending water blues which faced the people for a long period of time.

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