Finally govt employs 3,000 primary, secondary schoolteachers

23Dec 2017
Aisia Rweyemamu
The Guardian
Finally govt employs 3,000 primary, secondary schoolteachers

THE government has approved the employment of 3,000 primary and secondary schoolteachers, saying all teachers were required to report to their respective council directors before January 7, next year.

Minister of State in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) Seleman Jafo

The employment of teachers was announced yesterday in Dar es Salaam by Minister of State in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) Seleman Jafo at a press conference held in his office.

The minister said all the 3,033 teachers were required to report with their original academic certificates for Form Four (IV) and Form Six (VI) and graduate-level teacher training diploma and degree certificates including birth certificates.

He said names of the selected teachers and their postings were available on the Tamisemi website, adding that of the 3,033 teachers, 266 were for secondary schools while 2,767 were primary schoolteachers.

“The teachers should start reporting to their respective council directors effective from December 27 and the deadline is January 7, next year" the minister said.

In addition, Jafo warned that the government would take legal steps against teachers who will take allowances without reporting to their workplaces.

He said every teacher had been assigned a school that does not have a teacher for a particular subject, or where there was a shortage of teachers.

The minister added that all new teachers will not be transferred from one school to another or from one region to another without permission from the president.

Jafo has called on council directors to receive the teachers in accordance with the procedures and regulations of public service and then issue them with information about their reporting to the Presidents Office.

The report by the directors should be sent to his office not later than January 10, next year.

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