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School Quality Assurance

  • Objective

    To ensure compliance to policies, laws, regulations and other standard setting instruments in the delivery of pre-primary, primary and secondary education including special and adult education at those levels.

    Functions

    • To collaborate with the Tanzania Institute of Education and National Examination Council of Tanzania and be the think tank for quality assurance in pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, adult and non-formal; and teacher education;
    • To design and develop, in collaboration with education stakeholders, long, medium and annual internal and external quality assurance framework, strategies, programmes and plans for implementation on a regular basis;
    • To conduct external quality assurance activities in order to ensure compliance to policies, legislation, standards and guidelines related to the delivery of pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, adult and non-formal and teacher education;
    • To carry out or cause to be carried out periodic school and centres’ physical condition survey and recommend remedial measures so as to continuously improve the quality of the pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, adult and non-formal and teacher education facilities as circumstances may require;
    • To advise the Commissioner of Education on matters pertaining to quality assurance experience on pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, adult and non-formal and teacher education;
    • To conduct research on best practices on quality assurance of the delivery of pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, adult and non-formal and teacher education and advise accordingly;
    • To monitor and evaluate the quality and implementation of internal quality assurance plans and services for pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, adult and non-formal and teacher education schools, centres and colleges;
    • To inspect and recommend pre-primary, primary, secondary and special, adult and non-formal education schools and centres for registration or deregistration; and
    • To prepare and submit periodic reports to the Commissioner of Education as required by the Division’s work protocol or as may be directed from time to time by the Commissioner of Education.

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

    • Primary Schools Quality Assurance Section;
    • Secondary Schools Quality Assurance Section;
    • Quality Assurance Management Support Section;
    • Zonal Quality Assurance Office;
    • District Quality Assurance Office; and
    • Ward Education Quality Assurance Office.

  • Primary Schools Quality Assurance Section

     This Section will perform the following activities:-

    • Monitor the conduct of external quality assurance activities by Zonal, Local and Ward Levels Quality Assurance Offices in order to ensure compliance to policies, legislation, standards and guidelines related to the delivery of pre-primary, primary, and special education;
    • Monitor the carrying out of periodic school physical condition survey and recommend remedial measures so as to continuously improve the quality of the pre-primary, primary and special education school facilities as circumstances may require;
    • Advise on matters pertaining to quality assurance experience on pre-primary education, primary education, and special education 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;
    • Conduct research on best practices on quality assurance of the delivery of pre-primary, primary, and special education and advise accordingly; and
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality and implementation of internal quality assurance plans and services for pre-primary, primary, and special education schools and advise as appropriate.

    This Section is led by Assistant Director.

  • Secondary Schools Quality Assurance Section

    This Section performs the following activities:-

    • Monitor the conduct of external quality assurance activities by Zonal, Local and Ward Levels Quality Assurance Offices in order to ensure compliance to policies, legislation, standards and guidelines related to the delivery of secondary education as well as special, adult and non-formal education at secondary levels;
    • 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;
    • Monitor the carrying out of periodic school physical condition survey and recommend remedial measures so as to continuously improve the quality of the secondary education as well as special, adult and non-formal education at secondary levels school facilities as circumstances may require;
    • Advise on matters arising from the quality assurance experience pertaining to secondary education as well as special, adult and non-formal education at secondary levels;
    • Conduct research on best practices on quality assurance of the delivery of secondary education as well as special, adult and non-formal education at secondary levels and advise accordingly;
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality and implementation of internal quality assurance plans and services for secondary education as well as special, adult and non-formal education at secondary levels; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required by the Section’s work protocol or as may be directed from time to time.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

     

  • Quality Assurance Management Support Section

    This Section performs the following activities:-

    • Develop, monitor, evaluate and review implementation of guidelines and regulations on the management and administration of school inspection;
    • In consultation with the Division of Administration and Human Resource, search and identify qualified candidates for training, recruitment, and deployment as school quality assurance officer;
    • 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;
    • Design and oversee the implementation of Training and Capacity Building Plan for quality assurance officers and education managers;
    • Collect, analyse, maintain and disseminate data and statistics on school quality assurance system; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required by the Section’s work protocol or as may be directed from time to time.

    This Section is led by an Assistant Director.

     

  • Zone Quality Assurance Office

    This Office in each Zone performs the following activities:-

    • Conduct external quality assurance activities in the zone;
    • Carry out periodic school and centres’ physical condition survey and recommend remedial measures;
    • Advise the Director on matters pertaining to quality assurance at the Zonal level;
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality and implementation of internal quality assurance plans and services in the zone;
    • 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;
    • Inspect and recommend schools and centres for registration or deregistration; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports as required by the Division’s work protocol or as may be directed from time to time.

    The Zone Office is led by an Assistant Director.

     

  • District Quality Assurance Office

    This District Office performs the following activities:-

    • Conduct external quality assurance activities;
    • Carry out periodic school and centres’ physical condition survey and recommend remedial measures circumstances may require;
    • Advise the Zonal Officer In-charge on matters pertaining to quality assurance experience on pre-primary, primary, secondary, special, adult and non-formal and teacher education within the local government authority jurisdiction;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Office in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality and implementation of internal quality assurance plans and services;
    • Inspect and recommend pre-primary, primary, secondary and special, adult and non-formal education schools and centres for registration or deregistration; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports to the Zone Officer In-charge.

    The District Office is led by an Assistant Director.

     

  • Ward Education Quality Assurance Office

    This Ward Office performs the following activities:-

    • Conduct external quality assurance activities in order to ensure compliance to policies, legislation, standards and guidelines;
    • Carry out periodic school and centres’ physical condition survey and recommend remedial measures;
    • Prepare, analyse and upload data to the ESMIS and Open Government Partnership portal related to the Office in accordance with the agreed work flow and protocol;
    • Advise the District Quality Assurance Officer In-charge on matters pertaining to quality assurance;
    • Monitor and evaluate the quality and implementation of internal quality assurance plans and services;
    • Inspect and recommend pre-primary, primary, secondary and special, adult and non-formal education schools and centres for registration or deregistration;
    • Maintain and enforce work ethics and discipline within the Office; and
    • Prepare and submit periodic reports to the District Quality Assurance Officer In-charge.

    The Office is led by a Principal Officer.

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