The United States of America is committed to promoting quality education in Tanzania. The US Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Alfonso Lenhardt made the comment when visiting Saint Augustine University of Tanzania (SAUT) main campus.
The Ambassador also handed over 100 books and three basket balls to Nganza Girls Secondary School, saying the US has an extensive programme to support education activities under the American Corner project service countrywide.
“This project will be expanded throughout Tanzania, making sure that children are groomed intellectually, to develop learning and reading culture that would enable good education which is a tool for development,” he said.
The Ambassador said that American corner project has been established in Mwanza, Zanzibar and Mtwara regions to help students learn fast through books and computers, where they will access information of various issues happening globally.
The support to Nganza girls’ secondary School is meant to empower women, so that they can make contributions to harness their potentials. He noted that the contribution of women should be put in place in the future development. “Education can be in terms of health, engineering and science.
These sectors are very importan,” he said. The Ambassador reiterated that the knowledge acquired by the students would facilitate female and male to learn more on good governance and rule of law. This can be achieved through quality education that will make these groups understand good governance and democracy as well as rule of law and not otherwise, he concluded.
By MOSES MATTHEW, Tanzania Daily News