Tanzanian government plans to employ 6,000 teachers by June this year in an effort to end the shortage of science and mathematics teachers in the East African nation, a senior official has said.
Deputy Minister of State in the Presidents Office, Joseph Kakunda (pictured), said that the plan is to end the shortage of teachers in all public schools by 2020 and hence several initiatives are undertaken towards the target.
Kakunda unveiled the plan when speaking during the ongoing parliamentary session in the country’s capital, Dodoma.
The deputy minister said this in response to a supplementary question asked by Mchinga MP Hamidu Bobali who had wanted to know what the government was doing to end the shortage of teachers in public schools, especially ward schools.
Kakunda said the government is determined to improve quality of education in the country and is working to improve infrastructure in all public schools.
“Employing more teachers, especially science teachers, building teachers houses, improving infrastructure, providing books, among others are key indicators that the government is serious about improving education,” he noted.