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Minister: Government has made great strides in education

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    From MARC NKWAME in Simanjiro, 4th July 2010 @ 12:00,

    THE government has said that it was satisfied with the investments on education whose fruits will be seen in the near future.

    This was said here over the weekend by the Minister for Education and Vocational Training, Prof Jumanne Maghembe when opening the newly built Emboreet Secondary School.

    "I can assure that we are in the brink of solving all difficulties and challenges that have been plaguing our education system for years. Right now I can confidently say we are above the problems," said Prof Maghembe.

    "This year alone we expect to produce over 31,000 graduates from our teachers training colleges and that is just for starters when it comes to solving the teachers' shortages in the country," explained Mr Maghembe, adding that among those 12,000 are primary school teachers while 19,124 will be sent to secondary schools.

    "It means that every secondary school will get five new trained teachers this year, while 52,700 other trainees are still undergoing studies in the colleges. In fact over the past four years we have managed to build 45 new teachers colleges, making the total number of such institutions to 77," Maghembe maintained.

    "This should silence the pessimists who had been smearing our efforts to establish ward-based secondary schools, saying they were just buildings with neither teachers nor teaching facilities," stated the minister.

    Efforts to establish at least one secondary school in each ward had produced 131 new secondary schools so far, making a total of 4,227 schools countrywide.

    Within the next five years, the government would have constructed science laboratories to each secondary school in the country, according to the minister and such works have already started.

    Also, with assistance from the University of South Carolina as well as the United States International Aid Agency, the country will embark on special project to produce and print Mathematics and Science books to enable each student in the country to have own copy.

    "There will be no more sharing of books in classes and the programme will include special training of Science and English teachers to solve the problems faced by students on such subjects," stated the minister.

    Constructed by the Rombo District Commissioner, Mr Peter Ole Toima who hails from the village, the new Emboreet Secondary School recorded first intake of 85 form-one students this year.

    The DC who built it at the cost of 125 mil/- handed over the now public school with registration number 4,243 to the government. It has six classrooms and one dormitory with constructions of an administration block, staff housing and additional dormitory going on.