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Fresh graduates boost science teaching in Arusha

Fresh Graduates

Teaching of science and allied subjects, often short of the required number of teachers, got a boost in Arusha this week after Form VI graduates started teaching as volunteers.

At least 68 graduates from St. Jude school, one of the high profile and charity funded learning institutions here, on Monday began a year of service and started teaching at various government owned schools.

“The majority of them are teaching science and mathematics, key subjects urgently needed for a prosperous future for Tanzania,” the School’s founded Ms Gemma Sisia told The Citizen yesterday.

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  • Mark all parcels as being “second-hand goods” or “personal gifts”.
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  • Ensure that your parcel is LESS THAN 2KG. We have been advised that parcels less than 2KG are technically tax-free regardless of content, but this is not guaranteed by all postal workers.
 

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