About 720 pupils squat on the floor for eight hours daily
Only 17 teachers for 1,080 pupils; two toilet holes for all
At least 720 pupils at Saranga Primary School in Kinondoni municipality have to endure the pain of squatting on the floor for about eight hours of learning daily.
The school, located about 20 kilometres from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training headquarters in Dar es Salaam, has ten classrooms to cater for a total of 1,080 pupils, with some classrooms holding more than 200 pupils each against the permitted 45.
Apart from the shortage of classrooms and desks, the school has only two holes of toilets, serving all the students and 17 teachers, putting them at risk of contracting infectious and water-borne diseases.