Dodoma RC urges students to report to schools early

DODOMA: DODOMA Regional Commissioner Rosemary Senyamule has told parents to ensure that their children report to schools and start classes on time.

RC Senyamule warned that Form One students who fail to report to school on time will be subjected to punishment.

She issued the instruction on Sunday when she visited and inspected the progress of the project involving the construction of Michese Secondary School.

She also listened to and resolved the concerns of the people of the sports arena at Mkonze Ward in Dodoma City.

Speaking to Michese residents, Ms Senyamule insisted that any child who will report late to school, especially Form One students will face punishment.

“Parents, don’t be the cause of punishment to your children, they should start their studies once the schools are opened,” she warned.

“We want the level of performance in Dodoma to rise, we should continue to do well academically, and we don’t want to fail in this resolve,” she said.

Ms Senyamule also inspected the Michese Secondary School construction project which is being constructed at Mkonze Ward,   ordering its completion to be on time.

On his part, Dodoma Acting Education Officer, Mr Justin Machela asked parents to take their children to school, asking them to avoid giving excuses to ensure that learners report to school on time.

He insisted that students should buy the necessary equipment for school.

Mkonze Secondary School Headmaster Andrew Rumishaeli said they received 544m/- from the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEQUIP) for the construction of eight classrooms with two offices, an administration building, a library building, a IT room, a toilet with eight holes for students, waste incinerator and underground water tank.

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and President’s Office – Regional Administration Local Government (PO-RALG) in collaboration with the World Bank prepared a five-year SEQUIP.

The programme provides financial support to increase access to secondary education across the country and in its 184 councils.

The programme’s objective is to increase access to secondary education, provide responsive learning environments for girls and improve completion of quality secondary education for girls and boys.

The implementing government agencies are Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG).

Both ministries are responsible for implementation of school-level education activities through the Local Government Authority (LGA).

One of the key components to be implemented through SEQUIP is facilitating access to secondary schools and bringing schools closer to communities.

The project plans to support construction of 1000 new schools and rehabilitation of additional facilities at existing secondary schools. A need and evidence-based approach will be used in identification and selecting locations and schools that will benefit.

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