The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is a government body responsible for providing education in Tanzania. The head offices are located in Dar es Salaam. Dr. Joyce Ndalichako is the Minister for Education, Science and Technology.
The permanent secretary, Sifuni Mchome, acts as the main custodian of the ministry’s resources and is its chief accounting officer. The policy and planning division and the management information unit are under the secretary’s direct supervision.
The commissioner of education, under the permanent secretary, is the chief academic advisor in all aspects of professional departments and parastatal organizations. The commissioner supervises the special needs education unit, the distance learning unit, the school registration unit, the primary education division, the secondary education division, the teacher education division, the technical and vocational education division, the higher education division, the adult and non formal education division, and the school inspectorate division.