By Azania Post Reporter
THE Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training has instructed the Tanzania Building Agency (TBA) to continue with its programme according to the contracts entered between the secondary schools and the agency.
TBA is renovating various old public secondary schools and the construction of the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences Campus.
The Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Leonard Akwilapo said on Saturday when he visited one of the old public schools named Jangwani Girls in his mission to observe its renovation and development
Already the ministry has postponed the opening of three secondary schools until when the renovation exercise under TBA is complete.
The schools named Mirambo, Jangwani and Azania were supposed to open tomorrow Monday Jan 8, 2018, but it has been scheduled to January 22 this year.
The PS said the timetable for the students’ studies will regulated to recover the two weeks lost during renovation exercise.
Akwilapo said nine schools were in restoration process under the TBA they are Jangwani, Azania, Kibaha, Kigoma, Tosamaganga, Malangali, Mirambo, Minaki and Nangwazi.
He explained that he expects the agency will finalise construction of the MUHAS in time so that the first students who have registered for admission this year, starts their studies soon.
A total of 89 old public schools are under renovation programme according to the order of the Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Prof. Joyce Ndalichako.
Apart from TBA other institutions which have entered renovation contracts with schools, include Mbeya University of Science and Technology (MUST) which is renovating schools like Mpwapwa, Musoma Technical, Mtwara technical, Ifakara, Kantalamba, Tanga Technical, Ifunda Technical, Moshi Technical, Bwiru Boys and Kibiti.
Other old public schools like Iyunga, Chidya, Tambaza, Zanaki and Kisutu are being repaired by schools’ administrations themselves in collaboration with school boards under the supervision of district councils.
The Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) is renovating 17 schools including Ilboru, Same, Pugu, Mwenge, Nganza, Mzumbe, Kilakala, Tabora Boys, Tabora Girls, Msalato, Dodoma, Ruvu, Korogwe, Bwiru Girls, Sengerema, Bihawana and Kondoa Girls.
Ten of the schools have been completed and seven others are under renovation, according to Permanent Secretary.