TIE benefits from SEQIP-AEP project

DAR ES SALAAM: The Institute of Adult Education (IAE) has benefited from the construction of eight buildings in eight regions through the Secondary Education Quality Improvement Project – Alternative Education Pathway (SEQIP-AEP).

SEQIP is a project funded by the World Bank that aims to increase access to secondary education, provide responsive learning environments for girls, and improve the completion of quality secondary education for both girls and boys.

This was revealed on Thursday by the Ministry’s Assistant Human Resource and Administrative Director, Mr Sebastian Inoshi, who represented the Permanent Secretary Prof Carolyne Nombo at the IAE’s 14th workers council.

Mr Inoshi stated that the construction demonstrated the productive use of funds allocated by the government to the projects.

He also emphasised that it is the ministry’s responsibility to facilitate financial resources for the SEQUIP project.

“I would like to assure you that the ministry will provide funds on time as much as possible so that all the tasks outlined in the project work plan can be implemented efficiently and on schedule,” Mr. Inoshi said.

He listed the regions where the buildings have been constructed as Coast, Iringa, Songwe, Rukwa, Manyara, Mtwara, Kigoma, and Geita.

However, Mr Inoshi also mentioned that IAE has renovated its buildings in eight other regions, which are Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Dodoma, Ruvuma, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza, Mbeya, and Tabora.

“You (IAE) should manage these projects effectively to ensure that all the goals set for them are achieved,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Council Chairman Prof Michael Ng’umbi stated that IAE has continued to implement the project, and during the two-year period of 2022 and 2023, a total of 6,949 girls were registered, exceeding the target of 3,000 girls per year by 116 percent.

Prof Ng’umbi, who is also the Director of IAE, explained that the buildings were constructed to generate revenue for the institute.

“Having our own buildings in the regions will help us boost the institute’s income, as the government has directed institutions to reduce their dependence on central funding,” he said.

He further mentioned that each region will have its own building, and a strategy will be developed to change the coordination system and utilise the centres to generate revenue for the institute’s growth.

Since its establishment in 1975, the institute has been providing training for teachers and administrators in adult education and alternative education.

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