Government, stakeholders collaborate for inclusive education

GEITA: The government is ready to work alongside stakeholders in an effort to enhance inclusive education for all in the country.

This statement was made by Geita Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Dr. Aliphas Msenya, at the culmination of the 2024 Global Action Week for Education (GAWE) held at CCM Kalangala grounds here on Friday.

He also took the opportunity to acknowledge the good work done by different organizations in their contributions towards advancing the education sector.

“The government is doing commendable job in terms of improving school infrastructure, including building new schools and renovating the existing ones.

“Additionally, the state is working hard to ensure that the problem of long-distance travel to school is addressed through the construction of schools close to where people live,” he said.

Furthermore, he encouraged parents and guardians to take a leading role in facilitating school feeding programs through food contributions.

On her part, the Tanzania Education Network TEN/MET Chairperson, Faraja Nyalandu, recommended that school infrastructures should be friendly to accommodate all learners, including people with disabilities.

“Also, we recommend that teachers should be trained on how to take care of disabled students so that they too can enjoy the same privileges as their normal colleagues.

“In upholding the health and security of learners, we request the government to construct hostels for girls and boys, enough pit latrines, and ensure the availability of clean and safe water,” she said.

This year’s GAWE was celebrated under the theme ‘Transformative Inclusive Quality Education for All.

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