The former General Secretary of the East African Community, Ambassador, Juma Mwapachu has challenged stakeholders to sharpen the quality of primary education in the East African if the regional aims to be competitive at global level. Ambassador Mwapachu said that in his keynote address at the launching of an East African wide education report in Dar es Salaam. The new Uwezo East Africa report shows that children in higher primary school classes in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania failed to perform tests of Standard 2 levels.
“This integration could falter in terms of the planned and envisioned outcomes if the outcomes from its primary schools remain where they are today,” Mwapachu said. You can read the full key note address here.
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