Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

24 February 2013

Tanzania: RC Commends Private Sector for Contribution in Education

Bukoba — SOCIAL services provided by religious and non-governmental organizations have been of significant contribution and the cooperation with the government must be cherished.

Speaking at the first Form Six graduation ceremony of Josiah Kibira Girls' High School located on the outskirts of Bukoba town yesterday, Kagera Regional Commissioner, Fabian Massawe said contribution of the private sector to education, health and other services could not be overstated.

He assured them that the government would provide the necessary logistics and cooperation to strengthen the newly formed Private Public Private Partnership (PPP) He commended the first batch of 47 girls who completed Form Six at the school, urging them to study harder by joining various universities with the aim to become exemplary future leaders.

He challenged them to follow the example of Dr Asha Rose Migiro, the former UN Assistant Executive Director General, Professor Anna Tibaijuka, who is also the Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements and the Speaker of Parliament, Anne Makinda.

Mr Massawe explicitly said education was the only legacy a parent can pass to his/her children....thus appealing to parents in Kagera region to ensure that each child gets education.

He also directed District Commissioners in Bukoba, Muleba, Biharamulo, Ngara, Karagwe, Kyerwa and Misenyi districts to ensure that all students who were selected for Form One this year are attending classes.

He said starting next week all parents who failed to adhere the directive, should be taken to court and prosecuted. The high school is owned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCT) North-Western Diocese and has a total of 142 students in Form One to Six.

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