IPP Media: Abolishing Boarding Schools At Our Own Risk This articles describes the motivations for the Tanzanian governments recent shift away from boarding schools, as well as some unintended consequences that the decision could bring. I tend to agree with the author, Issa Mcholo Omari, that it will make it more difficult for the poor to get access to quality education. As Omari stated, girls will probably be especially effected by this decision as they tend to study less while attending day schools due to the amount of chores they are given when living at home.
IPP Media: The Shortage of Teachers and Where We Went Wrong An interesting editorial about the current shortage of teachers in Tanzania and the causes dating back to the 1970s.
IPP Media: Minister: No Teachers for Schools Without Teachers’ Quarters Deputy Minister says no new teachers will be posted where there are no teachers’ quarter. Many school have been recently built as part of the Secondary Education Development Plan (SEDP) and have only classrooms, lack books, and lack the necessary teaching materials. These problems will now be compounded by a lack of teachers.