Songas has made good its promise to give a boost to the education sector in Tanzania by financing a school’s renovation to a tune of thousands of dollars.
Last year Songas financed a renovation of 5 classrooms and 2 offices at Mohoro primary school in Rufiji district at a cost of TZS 57 million (approx. 25,000US$).
The project was completed in July this year and attached are pictures of the class handover held over the weekend.
Songas generates electricity using gas from the Songo Songo Island gas fields, off the coast of southern Tanzania.
Education sector in Tanzania has over time received a lot of support from both the government as well as the private sector.
The government of Tanzania has developed its Education Sector Development Plan for 2016/17 to 2020/21.
According to GLobal Partnership for Education, the plan is guided by the national policy framework: ‘Education and Training Policy’, which combines a commitment to universal basic education of 11 years; an expansion of technical and vocational education, combined with greater enrollments in science and mathematics; and a consistent focus on quality teaching and learning.
“The priorities, objectives and strategies of the plan converge to four major topics: (i) access, participation and equity, (ii) quality and learning, (iii) education for social and economic development, and (iv) system structure, governance and management.” a statement on the organisation’s website reads in part.
With most of the EAC Partner State governments adopting universal education policies, private universities have gained even greater importance, as governments need private options to absorb the significantly large numbers the primary and secondary education systems produce today.