Mrs G. Allen

Name ID 1996

See also

Nettelbeck, David A history of Arusha School, Tanzania
Page Number: 45b


The plan to integrate the three-tiered education structure was clear and necessary, but when it came to the point that the European Education Authority was to be abolished, the question then was, who would finance and manage the school?

The Permanent Secretary of the Department of Education, Cameron, called Bishop Stanway as Chairman of the School Council and a member of the European Education Authority to Dar es Salaam in July 1961 to discuss the existing agreement (Appendix D) between the Diocese and tile Government with regard to Arusha School. He particularly queried the clause in the agreement stating that the school was for European children, the new responsibility of local authorities for primary education, the membership of the School Council and the continued appointment of a Chaplain-Master.

As a result of this and other meetings, the school reverted to a status similar to that of 1934. The Government would continue to own the build", approve the rate of fees and overall expenditure, and directly employ some of the staff. It would in addition pay a grant-in-aid for an approved establishment of teaching; staff and matrons and give a grant for equipment on to same basis as a Swahili - medium school. Management responsibility for collecting fees, employing local staff etc. was vested in a Board of Governors appointed by the Minister of Education with the Bishop of the Diocese as ex-officio chairman. The agreement. is detailed in Appendix E. What happened in fact was that the former advisory School Council was given full management powers within certain guidelines laid down by the Government.

By the end of the 1960s, British aid no longer flowed to Tanzania, the. salary supplement scheme dried up and with it the source of British teachers. The last under the scheme arrived in 1968. The school was still operated as before with the modification of a multi-national intake and a heavy reliance on local and part time staff. However full time expatriates were still needed. So in 1969 a C.M.S. Missionary, Miss G. Allen joined the staff on temporary Government terms and the cheap labour force began to return. The clock had turned full circle.

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