BRITAIN PLEDGES TO HELP TANZANIA ACHIEVE QUALITY EDUCATION

Britain has pledged to continue supporting Tanzania's education sector to supplement the government's efforts of ensuring quality education to all children.

Head of Britain's Department for International Development (DFID's) Tanzania Vel Gnanendran made the pledges when he met with the Tanzanian Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Professor Joyce Ndalichako, at the sidelines of the Education World Forum taking place in the European country.

The forum brought together education ministers and specialists from around the globe to debate the future of education policy in the globe. He pointed special needs in education as one of the areas that Britain would provide technical support by mapping out possible action to benefit children with special needs in Tanzania.

Education is key to realising Tanzania's tremendous potential and unlocking the dreams of young people that is why the UK is continuing to invest in our partnership with the Tanzanian government with the aim of bringing quality education to all Tanzanian children, Gnanendran said.

Speaking during the meet, Prof Ndalichako was thankful of Britain support and pledged more partnership to continue strengthening the relationship between Britain and Tanzania.

She said UK has a long and strong relationship with the education sector in Tanzania. So far, 500,000 Tanzanian children have been supported through primary and lower secondary education by DFID and 35,000 teachers have received professional development support, she noted.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK