Tanzania Government Bans Boarding
Tanzania Government Bans Boarding. The Tanzanian Ministry of Education, according to sources in the local media, has put into effect a new policy that forbids boarding for kids enrolled in nursery and lower primary levels.This is determined to imrove the parent to child interaction where they need to spend more time together.
The regulation, which took effect on March 1st, states that no child under Standard Four may board unless they have a special permit that has been granted by the Commissioner of Education in response to an application from concerned parties.
Lyabwene Mtahabwa, the education commissioner, has defended the policy by arguing that boarding schools deprive young children of the chance to form relationships with their families, acquire morals, and take part in a variety of activities for the growth of their families and communities.
She thinks that many schools are too concerned with getting children to pass tests, and that they employ boarding and academic camps during breaks as a tactic to do this. Regrettably, this could result in mediocre attempts to boost pupils’ morale.
Mtahabwa underlined that one should not undervalue the significance that the family plays in a child’s upbringing and growth. Therefore learners in nursery and lower primary need more time with their parents to grow more in behavioural activities.
In order to help young children form solid attachments and values that will guide their lives, this new policy strives to ensure that they have the opportunity to spend time with their families and communities.
Any school found to be in violation faces sanctions or legal repercussions, including de-registration. The country’s implementation of the new policy and how it would impact Tanzania’s educational system are still to be seen.
Nonetheless, it is evident that the government is acting to provide young children with the optimum environment for their growth and development.