Seven training institutions for teachers in Dar es Salaam will obtain a kitty worth Tsh6b that will go towards the rehabilitation, as well as, the development of extra facilities, according to the Ministry of Education and Social Welfare in the state.
The government has secured the finances from the United Kingdom through the Department for International Relations (DFID).
The Ministry is set to allocate the funds to vital areas of the institutional economy, including infrastructure, and also ensure that teachers’ colleges obtain more automobiles before the country channels more money in the coming fiscal period, starting June of the year.
Among the beneficiaries of the current funding gesture will be Kitangali Teacher Training College, concerning which the Ministry will send revamping professionals to assess the infrastructural gap before coming back with the monetary figures proportional to the six billion.
Kitangali ranks as one of the earliest institutions in the nation, and its buildings need a retouch, a point that many analysts view as a way of recouping its glory.
Tanzania’s education budget for the foregoing financial period was TSH 2283b, which was a marginal rise from the previous fiscal period’s allocation by 11.6 percent. Fiscal experts, however, have rebased the figure to the perpetual inflation that besets the country’s economy and have come up with a conversion rate that adjusts the increment to but 1 percent.
Though the country has much to do in rehabilitating school facilities, the gross figure that the Ministry spends is appreciably lower than what the budget stipulates, with a classic example being the 2010/2011 financial 12 months which saw Tsh786.8b go into the sector while the total input by the government, for the same, in the national budget, had been Tsh139.7B.
The 2012/13 budget is yet to come out but the government as well as the Ministry is taking a constructive approach towards reining in deficits of year after year.