‘I love Tanzania’ … education
Pupils at St Theresa school taking part in out-door activities at the school.
Ebenezar, a standard four pupil at St Theresa English Medium School, Ukonga, Dar es Salaam. One of the things he said he learned at this school is playing this drum. He particularly loves playing the national anthem: Mungu Ibariki Afrika, Mungu Ibariki Tanzania. He has many dreams.
For sure, it is time now that we have professional career guides. We need this component to help guide pupils pursue their dreams in accordance with their natural talents and capabilities. Stakeholders should come together and develop this much needed service – career guidance. So far people end up being what they are: doctors, engineers, masons, tailors, journalists, teachers etc by either accident or due to pressure from parents/guardians, relatives and the like. It is possible that we observe underperformance in certain areas because those who are there just got there by accident … may be what they do are not the kind of things they were gifted and like to do. Let’s check on this.