Tanzanian Minister for Finance and Planning Philip Mpango on Friday urged the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to give priority and support investment in children’s education in Africa.

A statement issued by the ministry’s information and communication unit in the capital Dodoma said UNICEF should promote investment in children’s education in various conferences hosted in African countries.


The statement said Mpango made the appeal during talks with Tanzania’s UNICEF representative Maniza Zaman.

“UNICEF should come up with a program aimed at ensuring that African countries invested heavily in children’s education,” the statement quoted Mpango as saying.

“Children are the future of African nations. UNICEF in collaboration with African government should ensure that children are well educated,” said the minister.

He said the government of Tanzania has realized the importance of educating children by providing free education from kindergarten level up to secondary school.

Mpango said investment in children’s education should be simultaneously implemented with the provision of nutritious food in schools.

For her part, Zaman urged the government of Tanzania to continue with its efforts aimed at improving education and health of children. Enditem


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