The Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Hon. Heiko Maas has paid a brief visit to DUCE Demonstration Secondary School today.

Present on the Minister’s arrival were the Ag. Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Prof. Bonaventure Rutinwa and Ag. Principal of Dar es Salaam University College of Education (DUCE), Prof. Godliving Y. S. Mtui, and the Headmistress of Chang’ombe Demonstration Secondary School Ms. Daina Matemu.

The Minister was impressed by the students who are studying Germany at the school. He spent most of his time talking face-to-face with scores of students who are studying German language at the school under the Goethe-Institut Tansania.

The German Minister for Foreign Affairs Hon. Heiko Maas (Second Left) seated with Ag. Principal of DUCE, Prof. Godliving Y. S. Mtui (Left), Ag. Vice Chancellor of UDSM, Prof. Bonaventure Rutinwa (Second Left). Seated in the far left is the Chang’ombe Secondary School Headmistress, Ms. Daina Matemu.


Students studying German language sing a Swahili song tazama ramani. (Right) The teacher of German and Coordinator Post-colonial Memory and Culture for Goethe-Institut Tansania, Mr. Denis Mukandara, led the students in singing.


The Minister was impressed to see students speaking Germany fluently.


Former students who studied Germany at Chang’ombe Secondary School in the previous years also had time to converse with the Minister.


The Minister brought gifts for every student in the Germany class. The gifts included handbags, exercise books, counter books, notebooks, crayons, wall-maps, and sports gears.


Form Three student, Imani Chilingola, presented the Minister with some of his art works including the minister’s portrait.


Ag. Vice Chancellor, Prof. Bonaventure Rutinwa, having a light moment with the visiting Minister amid a drizzle.


The Ag. Vice Chancellor of UDSM, Prof. Bonaventure Rutinwa (Second Left) and Ag. Principal of DUCE, Prof. Godliving Y. S. Mtui (Left), the Officer from the Germany Embassy, Ms. Consolata Henjewele (Second right), and the Headmistress of Chang’ombe Secondary School, Ms. Daina Matemu (Right), pose with some of the gifts the Minister brought for the students during his visit.