Kinondoni turns its five schools into English Medium

KINONDONI Municipal Council has resolved to turn its five primary schools into some sort of English Medium whereby English language would be used in teaching and learning.

Kunduchi ward councilor, who is chairman of the economic, health and education services committee, Mr Michael Urio, revealed this on Thursday at the Kinondoni municipal council while presenting report for the fourth quarter of the 2021/22 financial year.

Mr Urio said the five selected schools include Ali Hassan Mwinyi primary school, Mapambano, Mwenge, Mirambo as well as Bunju Mkoani primary school located in Bunju ward.

“We have also already obtained permission to change the Michael Urio primary school in Bunju ward which will start using the English language in teaching and learning,” said Mr Urio.

Also, Mr Urio said all the five schools will officially start enrolling for that new system in January 2023 where they will start with the pupils who will be enrolled in grade ones.

Also, he explained that the schools will however be in transition to fully adopt the system because for the continued pupils they would still using Kiswahili until they are phased out after completing Standard VII.

“We aim at making sure that teachers for the new system are available in all classes, from grade one up to grade seven,” said Mr Urio.

But, he said the schools have already received 2332 books from the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE).

But Mr Urio also said Kinondoni municipal council also decided to address the shortage of teachers in all schools in the Kinondoni municipality.

He also said the Kinondoni municipal council has a total of 82 government primary schools which have a shortage of 350 teachers to make a total of 2196 teachers in all schools.

On top of that, Mr Urio said they will deploy more teachers to secondary schools that faced shortage in municipality.

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