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Policy Development

  • Objective

    To catalyse and champion good practices in the sustainable development of the primary and secondary education subsectors.

    Functions

    • To be the ministry’s think tank on pre-primary, primary and secondary as well as special and adult education development;
    • To provide inputs in developing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing implementation of various education policies on basic education and primary and secondary as well as special and adult and non-formal education;
    • To analyse, translate and facilitate operationalization of the East African Community Treaty, its Protocols and Annexes as well as other regional and international instruments on basic education;
    • To conduct advocacy on pre-primary, primary and secondary as well as special and adult and non-formal education issues;
    • To collaborate with stakeholders, organise or oversee the organisation of the annual Education Week;
    • To initiate, develop and maintain cultural and development links and agreements on pre-primary, primary and secondary as well as special and adult and non-formal education;
    • To provide guide for talent development; and
    • To initiate, develop, put in place and promote programmes for sustainable collaboration between the basic and secondary education subsectors, industry and businesses;

    This Division is led by a Director and comprises the following sections:

    • Pre - Primary and Primary Education Policy Section;
    • Secondary Education Policy Section;
    • Adult and Non-formal Education Policy Section;
    • Special Needs Education Policy Section; and
    • Diversity Policy Section.

     

  • Pre - Primary and Primary Education Policy Section

     This Section performs the following activities:

    • Provide inputs for development of pre-primary and primary education policies, legislations and guidelines;
    • Provide inputs for the development of pre-primary and primary education curriculum;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Conduct research on issues pertaining to pre-primary and primary education;
    • Provide guide for talent development;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

  • Secondary Education Policy Section

    This Section performs the following activities:

    • Provide inputs for development of secondary education policies, legislations and guidelines;
    • Provide inputs for the development of secondary education curriculum;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Provide guide for talent development;
    • Conduct research on issues pertaining to secondary education; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required from time to time.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

  • Adult and Non-formal Education Policy Section

    This Section performs the following activities:

    • Provide inputs for development of adult and non-formal education policies, legislations and guidelines;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Provide inputs for the development of Adult and Non-formal Education Curriculum;
    • Provide guide for talent development;
    • Conduct research on issues pertaining to adult and non-formal education; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required from time to time.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

     

  • Special Needs Education Policy Section

     This Section performs the following activities:-

    • Provide inputs for development of special education policies, legislations and guidelines;
    • Supervise the Central Resource Centre (Braille Press);
    • Initiate and develop mechanisms for sustainable resource mobilisation for special needs education in schools and teachers training colleges;
    • Provide guide for talent development;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Support the development and implementation of mechanism for collaboration with societies for and of the handicapped;
    • Conduct research on Special Needs Education and advice school and teachers colleges owners and regulators accordingly;
    • Provide inputs for preparation of Special Needs Education Curricula and standards;
    • Initiate, develop, monitor and evaluate implementation of projects, programmes and mobilise resources for special needs education; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required.

    The Section is led by an Assistant Director.

     

  • Diversity Policy Section

    This Section performs the following activities:-

    • Develop, monitor, evaluate and review the implementation of regulations and guidelines on cross cutting issues;
    • Identify diversity best practices that need to be mainstreamed in the curricula by Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) and monitor their implementation;
    • Coordinate gender responsiveness initiatives pertaining to education and training;
    • Provide guide for talent development;
    • Initiate guidelines for proper coordination of HIV and AIDS education in schools;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Section in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Develop, monitor, evaluate and review implementation of guidelines on provision of care and support services to HIV and AIDS affected and infected students; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

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