Muongozo na Sifa za Walimu wa Kujitolea 2023/2024 The Ministry of Education and Vocational Training was a government body responsible for providing education in Tanzania. The head offices were located in Dar es Salaam. Under President Samia Suluhu Hassan first cabinet, the ministry was amalgamated with other functions to form the new Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training.
Muongozo na Sifa za Walimu wa Kujitolea 2023/2024
The permanent secretary, Sifuni Mchome, acts as the main custodian of the ministry’s resources and is its chief accounting officer. The policy and planning division and the management information unit are under the secretary’s direct supervision.
The commissioner of education, under the permanent secretary, is the chief academic advisor in all aspects of professional departments and parastatal organizations. The commissioner supervises the special needs education unit, the distance learning unit, the school registration unit, the primary education division, the secondary education division, the teacher education division, the technical and vocational education division, the higher education division, the adult and non formal education division, and the school inspectorate division.
The core functions of the ministry are coordinated through the following divisions and units:
The Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) is a parastatal organization under the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. TIE is “charged with the responsibility of ensuring the quality of education in Tanzania at the pre-school, primary, secondary and teacher training levels.” It was founded in 1963 under an act of parliament whereby TIE was under the University College of Dar es Salaam, then a constituent of the University of East Africa. In 1975, parliament legally disengaged TIE from the University of Dar es Salaam and made TIE a state corporation.
The Institute of Adult Education was established in 1975. The institute is responsible for running continuing and non-formal education programmes for adults, with special emphasis on rural communities.