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Portal adds value to education drive in Tanzania

July 10, 2012 • Online & Social

Schools across Tanzania stand to benefit from a recently introduced information portal, Soma Tanzania, claim online reports.

Schools across Tanzania stand to benefit from a recently introduced information portal, Soma Tanzania. (Image: File)

The portal was launched at the 36th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) by Managing Director Rutalemwa Peter.

The education-focused website is designed to gather and disseminate as much information as possible from the country for the benefit of local users as well as those  from East Africa and beyond.

Peter was quoted in the report as saying, “We provide educational information fromTanzaniaand distribute it completely free of charge. Since launching early this month, we have welcomed over 18,000 visitors.”

The venture has also been established to help parents source accurate and up-to-date information about schools and tertiary institutions. They can also take virtual tours of these locations.

It also serves as a forum for ongoing discussion and deliberation about important issues affecting the country’s education system, including policy drafting and application.

The website, somatanzania.org, has already provided a platform for language development, communication and learning.

According to Tanzania Daily News there are plans for the inclusion of a new feature to the site called Generation Tanzania, which will reflect the accomplishments of Tanzanians born since 1961 – the country’s year of independence.

Staff Writer

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