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By Al Noor Kassum

The Sixties have been a tumultuous interval within the heritage of Africa as one kingdom after one other gained independence from the colonial powers. This was once relatively actual of Tanzania because it sought to carve out a task for itself among conflicting ecu and inter-African pursuits. It used to be in those impressive instances that Al Noor Kassum rose to develop into a favourite political determine in newly autonomous Tanzania. Hand-picked by means of Julius Nyerere - later to turn into the country's first President - to run for elections on a Tanganyika African nationwide Union price ticket, he launched into a occupation that introduced him to prominence nationally and internationally.Africa's Winds of swap files the alterations that experience taken position in Tanzania from the center of the 20 th century to the current day, in the course of the prism of an East African Asian event. the writer sheds new gentle at the personality and legacy of Julius Nyerere, who emerges as greatly varied from the stereotypical anti-Western firebrand which turned his photo within the West.Africa's Winds of switch bargains a desirable own heritage of a different African kingdom at a serious level in its improvement.

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Mustafa very rightly said that the standard of education being imparted at Asian schools was comparatively low in the Northern Province. I go a little further, and say that the standard of education throughout the Territory is not as one would like it. ’ The problem lies in the fact that we have three systems of education. The problem lies in the fact that our teachers are be- FROM LINCOLN’S INN TO LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL 33 ing separated in those three systems. The problem lies in the fact that we do not have a common policy as far as the education of our children is concerned.

It soon became clear that Mwalimu was right to be cautious. The Minister had to present his budget to Parliament and after writing his budget speech he sent it to me for my comments. On reading it, I found myself in a dilemma because it was full of radical ideas. So I went to Mwalimu and apprised him of the situation. ‘I can change it to some extent I but I think it will be very difficult. It really needs to be rewritten,’ I told him. Mwalimu then suggested a solution: ‘Why don’t you tell Mr Hanga that since this is the first time he is presenting this budget, the President himself would like to have a look at his budget speech.

Sofia Mustafa (Northern Province), who described the proposed increase in education facilities for Africans, announced by the Governor, as ‘a wise move’. She said that in Asian schools, too, ‘the standard leaves very much to be desired’ and some parents were therefore sending their children abroad to study. In contrast, the standard of education in European schools was much higher. Declaring herself to be ‘one of those people who, like George Orwell, believe that all men are equal but some are more equal than others’, she said that such inequality, however, should not be based on race.

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