Anna Tibaijuka

Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements, Prof Anna Tibaijuka, who accompanied Sr Erisman, said that the government would give all necessary support to all who invest in education.

Bukoba — The co-founder and first headmistress of Rugambwa Girls’ Secondary School, Sr Catherine Erisman, 87, has stressed the importance of education as an important tool of rescuing most Tanzanians from poverty.

Sr Erisman co-founded the school in collaboration with the late Laurian Cardinal Rugambwa. She was the school’s headmistress between 1965-1968.She arrived in the then Tanganyika in 1957, and founded Marian Girls College (now Kilakala Sec School) before moving to Nganza Secondary School where she became headmistress between 1963-1965.

She noted that education for girls was very important as women were pillars of families all over the world. “Educating a girl-child would benefit the whole nation. If God gives her life, a girl could live up to 80 years and she would serve the nation all these years,” she said.

The Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlements, Prof Anna Tibaijuka, who accompanied Sr Erisman, said that the government would give all necessary support to all who invest in education. Minister Tibaijuka is a former student of Sr Erisman. She obtained her Ordinary education (Form 1-1V) at Rugambwa Secondary School between 1966-1969.

By Meddy Mulisa, Tanzania Daily News

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