By Azania Post Reporter
TANZANIAN government is contemplating to impose fines on higher learning institutions found to undergo professional mistake the move might help improve quality of education in the country.
Speaking to Azania Post in an exclusive interview, the Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Prof Joyce Ndalichako, said the government would soon introduce such fines to the institutions found to misbehave professionally.
Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training, Prof Joyce Ndalichako
“We are thinking to introduce fines like those imposed on motor vehicles particularly to those higher learning institutions which do not adhere to professional ethics”, she said.
Citing, she said there are some registered colleges which have employed only three teaching staff contrary to the legislation.
“You could find in such college the principal works as a cashier and two teachers are employed on temporarily basis this is unacceptable,” she added.
According to her already, the government has identified some that don’t have the requisite qualities to provide university education.
There are those which will be barred from offering certain courses,” she said, adding: “Since the fifth government seeks to provide quality education to equip graduates with appropriate knowledge and skills that will provide the expected efficiency in workplaces, higher learning institutions is the area to which we should pay serious attention.”
Prof Ndalichako said the country was facing a problem of poor quality of education delivered by some of the higher learning institutions .
In July this year the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU) announced to bar 19 higher learning institutions from admitting students in the next academic year for failing to meet admission requirements. The TCU also delisted 75 courses taught at those institutions.