English to become medium from STD III from 2013

FIDIVIN

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The government is planning to introduce English as a medium of instruction from standard three in three years, aiming to raise the confidence of Tanzania job seekers in the East African common market.

Speaking on Wednesday at the Tanzania Education Authority (TEA), the Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa said that poor background on the English language make Tanzanians fear the east Africa job market.

“Tanzanian education is not inferior as people think, for instance University of Dar es Salaam is the best in East Africa… the problem we face is poor background in English language, we are going to make sure that in three years English will be the medium of instruction from standard three,” said Dr. Kawambwa.

Dr. Kawambwa also said immediate effort is needed to improve Information and Communication technologies (ICT) in Tanzanian schools so as to have a Tanzanian who is well educated, knowledgeable, skilled, and culturally mature to handle national and international challenges in various fields.

Presenting a report to the minister, the Chairperson of TEA, Dr Naomi Katunzi said Tanzania is still challenged with the role of providing equitable quality education to all.

“The major challenge is to explore sufficient resources for improvement of quality, equity and access, the government through the ministry of education, stakeholders and other sponsors should add more effort in financing the Education fund with the aim of facilitating quality in education,” said Dr. Katunzi.
Source: Daily News Dec,16
Personally I strongly support the idea! Plse make it as u have said.
 

BAK

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In my opinion this is a very good decision, but they should try to do it a little bit early.
 

Mallaba

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This is the good movement toward sustainablity of our education.BUT FEW MONTHS AGO I HEARD THEY WERE SAYING THEY WANNA MAKE SWAHILI TO BE THE MAJOR OF INSTRUCTION IN ALL PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS, WHY do they change like a chamelion?
 

SMU

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Mmmh...I really doubt. Suala la confidence halitokani na lugha pekee....its deeper than that! Nimekutana na wakenya na wengine wengi ambao hawajui kiingereza vizuri lakini yet unaona wapo agreessive na confident. Hata akijua kitu kidogo atajitahidi kukikuza!

Job market?...kwa nini tunaendelea kufikiria kuajiriwa tu? Tuwafundishe vijana wetu kuwa wabunifu na kuajiri wengine! Kwenye hili lugha ya kiswahili ingefanya vizuri zaidi.
 

Nyambala

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Mmmh...I really doubt. Suala la confidence halitokani na lugha pekee....its deeper than that! Nimekutana na wakenya na wengine wengi ambao hawajui kiingereza vizuri lakini yet unaona wapo agreessive na confident. Hata akijua kitu kidogo atajitahidi kukikuza!

Job market?...kwa nini tunaendelea kufikiria kuajiriwa tu? Tuwafundishe vijana wetu kuwa wabunifu na kuajiri wengine! Kwenye hili lugha ya kiswahili ingefanya vizuri zaidi.

Is as if we will be preparing vijana wetu woote kuwa ma - sales men. Na pia confidence has to be within more than on the outside especially kwenye technical matters. Just think of Chinese.
 

mams

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Suala siyo kuwa na mtaala peke yake, waalimu hao wapo wa kufundisha hayo masomo kwa kiingereza au ndiyo yaleyale kiswanglish. Jamani, kwa mtu yeyote mwenye kufanya kazi na ambaye anaweza kupata angalau 300,000/= kwa mwaka, shule zipo hapa hapa Bongo nzuri kabisa hicho kiingereza kinaanzia nursery. Wengi wetu tuna uwezo lakini tunang'ang'ania kuwekeza sehemu nyingine badala ya elimu soko lenyewe ndiyo hilo la Afrika Mashariki.
 

Mtazamaji

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kiKwa maoni yangu siadhani tatizo halisi lililopo la english ni kutokana kutokufundishwa mapema.

Tatizo halisi ni ukosefu wa

  • walimu sahihi wenye sifa
  • vifaa, nyezo na mbinu za kufundisha lugha ya kigeni.

Bila hivyo vitu hata wakianza kufundisha english darasa la kwanza bado tatizo litakuwepo.

Sisi tuliosoma vijijini ndo tunajua labda hizi sera za kisiasa kuwakidhi watu wa mijini. Kijijini primary darasa la tatu nakumbuka mwalimu kama hatujamuelewa kwa kingereza alikuwa anatafisiri kiwashili kama hatujaelewa kwa swahili anatafisiri kikabila

To me its a bad decision kwanza ina undermine kiswahili na pili haitazaaa matunda tunayotegemea.

Kwa hii hii sera iliyopo wakibadilisha mitaala, zikawepo nyezo , vifaa sahihi na walimu wenye sifa english yetu itakuwa powa..
 

pmwasyoke

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Wazo kimsingi ni zuri - pamoja na matatizo ya walimu na vitendea kazi vitakavyokuwapo mwanzoni. Lengo baadaye iwe ni kuanza na kiingereza kutoka shule za awali.
 

Hute

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kwanini wasianze mwaka kesho? thank God viongozi wetu wameona ukweli wa tatizo la elimu ya tz.
 

Companero

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WIDE VARIATIONS IN LEARNING BETWEEN DISTRICTS
Uwezo Tanzania announces the district results from its first annual learning assessment


Dar es Salaam, December 16 – More Standard 3 learners in Rombo than in Moshi Urban could do a Standard 2 level Kiswahili and numeracy test. Mbulu, Chunya and Kisarawe learners out-performed Kinondoni and Muleba in all three tests (including English).

These are some of the stark variations in performance between districts as highlighted in Uwezo Tanzania's district report from its first learning assessment which is to released Tuesday December 14 in Dar es Salaam. The differences within districts are also sobering. Fifty-one percent of learners in Kinondoni could do the Kiswahili test but only 22 percent managed the English test. In Morogoro Urban, it was 35 percent against 13 percent respectively.

The national report, released in September, revealed the grave reality that contrary to the high expectations of parents, a lot of the children heading off to school each morning are not in fact learning. The majority of Standard 3 students are unable to perform the Standard 2 level tasks of reading a story in Kiswahili and in English and solving basic multiplication problems.

Uwezo Tanzania conducted the learning assessment in May 2010 in 38 districts. Altogether, 22,800 households in 1,140 villages were assessed bringing the total number of children involved at 42,033.

The district report now shows that some districts, on closer inspection, may not be doing as well as some may have expected and more effort is required in certain subjects.


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P.S. You will find included in this pack the national key findings; district key findings, district report cards and discussion points. If you would like more information about this report or to schedule an interview, please contact Adam Dango Wamunza. You may also visit our website www.uwezo.net

Contact: Adam Dango Wamunza Uwezo Tanzania November 15, 2010
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Tel: 0787 345 816
0767 548 333
022 215 0793
Email: adam@tenmet.org
 

samora10

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implementation ya hiyo kitu ngumu... ukienda upcountry hata hapa dar walimu wengi bado ni wale wa UPE
 

Companero

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Lugha ya Kufundishia/Language of Instruction = Kufundisha Lugha/Teaching a Language

Only in Tanzania!
 

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