RUVUMA Region has managed to establish 11 new secondary schools worth 7.7bn/- in one and half years’ period.
The region’s Assistant Administrative Secretary- Planning and Coordination Jumanne Mwankoo made the revelation recently, saying that the schools have been established through Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project (SEQUIP).
Mr Mwankoo made the revelation before the Regional Commissioner Colonel Laban Thomas, who had visited and inspected one of the schools built in Madaba District Council.
He said the schools have been built in different areas in all the districts of Ruvuma Region, with each school costing 470m/-, including girls’ secondary schools.
“The SEQUIP project has enabled the management of the region to set out various school infrastructures including administration blocks, classrooms, laboratories and others,” he said.
Mr Mwankoo said the schools are set to be opened in January 2023. He said most of the schools were at final stages to be fully finalised for accommodating the students come 2023.
The RC directed government officials supervising the establishment of the schools to ensure the schools are completed on time considering the value for money.
Col Thomas also asked the constructors of the schools to ensure they observe standard, value for money and make sure that the remaining work is completed in time before schools open early next year.