Government to construct 1026 new secondary schools in the country
In fighting incidents of violence against children in schools and at home, the Government has put in place various strategies to prevent such actions, including allocating 1.2 trillion shs for the construction of 1,026 new secondary schools in the country.
Speaking yesterday at the working session of Regional Secondary Education Officers and Councils in the country held at Patandi College in Arumeru District in Arusha Region, the Deputy Secretary General of the Office of the President, Regional Administrations and Local Government Dr. Charles Msonde asked the education officers to ensure that they manage projects as well as ensure protection and safety for children in schools is strengthened.
He said that it is now necessary for teachers to coordinate and manage safety and prevent violence for children in schools and in the community and emphasized that the training will further strengthen the understanding of those administrators who spend most of their time with children.
“You must prevent any kind of violence against children in schools, but also the midday snack provided in schools strengthens their health and brings more safety, and do not hesitate to manage the projects provided by the government to strengthen the infrastructure in schools”
He emphasized that the construction of the schools continues and ordered the officers and teachers to ensure that children who are subjected to violence are given various methods to overcome their thoughts so that they can afford their studies in the classroom
Assistant Coordinator of the Safe School Project (SEQUIR) from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Beatrice Mbigili said that the training is important for the safety of children in schools but it is also good that teachers use various methods to prevent incidents of violence against children at school and at home. and follow up further to take action.
At the same time, Teacher Ntendeje Kingimali who is the Secondary Education Officer in Handeni District and Teacher Benedict Sandi, the Secondary Education Officer in Moshi Council said that they will manage the training well to ensure that incidents of violence against students are controlled to enable students who are tomorrow’s leaders to be protected more and find a way to control those incidents by exposing them when they see that they are being abused at home