Traditional teaching happens in class! Like in every government school, Baraa Primary offers Kindergarten or Awali followed by 7 Standards. National examinations are held in Standard 4 and 7.
No child should be denied an education. When traditional learning does not suit the child’s abilities due to mental impairment, we adapt teaching to the child’s needs in the Special Education Needs Unit.
Learning is much more than sitting in class, listening to the teacher and writing tests. Extra curricular activities like sport, art and music create a fun setting in which pupils learn and develop.
Education in Tanzania
Pillar of Development
The quality of education is the pillar for the national development of the United Republic of Tanzania.
It is through education that the nation obtains skilled manpower to serve in various sectors of the economy.
A strong and competitive economy has to be able to cope effectively with the challenges of development, making sure it can easily and confidently adapt to the changing market and technological conditions in the regional and global economy.
Quality education aims to create a long term effect. Learning English, as the nation’s second language, is essential to compete on the global market.
3 Levels of Government Education
In general the structure of the formal education system in Tanzania has three levels: basic, secondary and tertiary level.
For the basic level there are two years of pre-primary and seven years of primary education. For the secondary level there are four years of junior secondary (ordinary level) and two years of senior secondary (advanced level). At the last level there are three or more years of tertiary education.
Baraa Primary School is basic or first level education which includes pre-primary, primary and non-formal adult education. In general two Ministries manage and co-ordinate the Education Sector, namely the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education. For the basic level we have to add the Ministry of Regional Administration and local government.
At primary and secondary levels quality assurance remains to be the responsibility of School Heads, Ward Education Officers and School Inspectors. At tertiary level, planning and service delivery are vested with the institutions themselves through their governing councils. Nevertheless, co-ordination and quality control are the responsibility of the Higher Education Accreditation Council (HEAC).