At the time of this interview, Japhet Hasunga was the director and deputy principal of the Tanzania Public Service College. Earlier, he served for five years as director of finance and administration at the college. Prior to joining the college administration, he worked for six years at the National Social Security Fund.
Director and Deputy Principal
Tanzania Public Service College
Country of Reform:
Dar es Salaam
Tanzania, United Republic of
Date of Interview:
Monday, November 24, 2008
Japhet Hasunga describes the functions, course offerings, instructional procedures and training evaluations conducted by the Tanzania Public Service College, which was formed in 2000 when the government amalgamated two older training institutions. He discusses the short-term and long-term courses provided and reports that training is about equally split between the public service and the private sector. He says private-sector training is funded by employers and other sponsors. Some long-term trainees are sent to other countries for advanced education. The college collaborates with training institutions in other countries as well. He says that the public and many civil servants still do not understand the importance of civil service reform even though its main objective is to improve service delivery. He points out that training is hampered by both the lack of funds and inadequate facilities.
Japhet Hasunga - Full Interview
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