Tanzania: Govt Employs Over 6000 Teachers to Cope With Shortage

Tanzania/June 2, 2018/Allafrica

Resumen: El gobierno dijo el miércoles que había empleado a 6.495 maestros para escuelas secundarias y primarias para llenar los vacíos que quedaron después del despido de aquellos con certificados falsos.

The government said on Wednesday that it has employed 6,495 teachers for both secondary and primary schools to fill gaps left after sacking of those with fake certificates.

Deputy minister in the President’s Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Governments Mr Joseph Kakunda said in 2016/17 and 2017/18 financial years, the government audited the certificates and 3,655 teachers were disqualified due to fake certificates.

«You can see we employed more than we sacked,» he said.

Mr Kakunda was responding to a supplementary question asked by Mr Juma Kombo (Wingwi-CCM) who wanted to know how many teachers were employed to fill the positions left by sacked teachers.

Ms Halima Mdee (Kawe-Chadema) also wanted know if the sacked teachers would be paid their retirement benefits.

«Many teachers were using fake certificates but they upgraded themselves and become professional teachers. And they were doing their job well… Why then doesn’t the government consider them for a send-off benefit?» asked Ms Mdee.

However, the Minister for Minerals Ms Angela Kairuki said there was no such possibility.

«You cannot benefit from your own wrong,» she said.

According to her, a total of 1,907 civil servants appealed and were reinstated after discovering that they were mistakenly sacked.

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Norway: Fewer participate in ad hoc education

Fewer Norwegians participate in ad hoc education

Norway, 24/06/2017.  By http://education.einnews.com

At the first quarter of 2017, 47 per cent of employed persons had participated in ad hoc  education in the past 12 months.

This amounts to a decrease of two percentage points compared to 2016.

The workplace is an important arena for learning, and this can clearly be seen in the 2017 figures, which show that participation in non-formal education is much lower among persons who are not in employment than among employed persons.

Sixteen per cent of persons not in employment participated in non-formal education, a decrease of two percentage points from 2016.

For employed persons, participation is highest among those aged 35-44. In this group, over half participated in non-formal education. The lowest participation was among the 62 to 66-year-olds, with a participation rate of 43 per cent.

The age distribution differs somewhat among persons not in employment. Here, participation is greatest among those aged 25-34, where 22 per cent participate, and lowest in the age group 62-66 years, where five per cent participate.

Participation in non-formal education also varies with the highest completed education level. Among employed persons with a higher education, 58 per cent participated in non-formal education. For employed persons with education at basic school level or with no completed education, the corresponding figure is 33 per cent.

Stable participation in formal education

In 2017, 15 per cent of the employed persons responded that they had participated in formal education in the preceding 12 months.

The corresponding proportion among persons not in employment was 39 per cent. Participation was at the same level the previous year.

At 17 per cent, the share of employed women who participated in formal education is higher than that of employed men, where 12 per cent participated.

The opposite trend can be seen among the persons not in employment, where participation is 42 per cent for men and 36 per cent for women.

© Statistics Norway/ Norway Today

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