English teachers undergo training to suit new curricular

COAST REGION: THE Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in collaboration with the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PORALG) under the funding of UKAID through ‘Shule Bora’’ project has started sustainable English subject on- job trainings to primary school teachers in Coast Region.

The trainings intend to suit major changes which have been made in the new Primary School Education curriculum which will start to be officially used in January next year.

Speaking at the opening of a one-day training for 100 Primary Schools English subject Teachers from Chalinze Council and Kisarawe district, Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) Mr Rashid Mchatta said that the trainings aim at increasing capacity to the teachers and making them able to use collaborative approaches in teaching and learning to achieve positive results.

“This training is part of the preparations of the new curriculum prepared by the government which is expected to start effectively in January next year”, he said.

He urged the teachers to be cooperative and attentive during the training and be ready to share the knowledge with their colleagues when they get back to their working stations.

For his part, the Director in the Innovation and Curriculum Development Department from Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) Dr Godson Lema who presented the new curriculum, said the training was part of the preparations of implementation of the new curriculum that will guide the Teachers in teaching students how to communicate in English language with excellence and confidence.

He said that the new curriculum among other things aims to prepare students to be excellent in writing and speaking English language with accuracy and be able to compete in the world labour market.

For her part, Chalinze Primary School Education Officer Ms Miriam Kihiyo urged English subject teachers to be cooperative especially at this time where the new the curriculum is going to be implemented. She said: “I urge you to be cooperative and pay attention to this training because you will go to teach your colleagues in your working areas”.

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