Transforming Education for Girls in Tanzania

This summary report is the product of collaboration between multiple partners in the Transforming Education for Girls project. We gratefully acknowledge the funding received from Comic Relief and the Tubney Charitable Trust for the TEGInT project. We would like to thank professor ophelia Mascarenhas, the lead researcher for this endline study in Tanzania and author

Tanzanian Educational System

Tanzania is located in East Africa and has a population of 30 million. Its political capital is Dodoma, while its main commercial city is Dar es Salaam. As Kiswahili is our official language, it is used as the medium of instruction in primary schools and is also taught as a subject. English is taught as

Girls’ Education in Tanzania

Tanzania s efforts to see all school-aged children in primary school got well underway in 2002 with implementation of the Primary Education Development Plan (PEDP) where the planned enrolment of 1,500,000 children was exceeded. The abolition of mandatory contributions including school fees and relaxation of the uniform requirement were among the steps taken under the
These two books make an excellent pair. In different ways, each deals with central tensions between “tradition” and “modernity,” between “continuity” and “change,” and between the “local” and the “state.” Taken together, they offer compelling portraits of the intersection of gender and education in Tanzania. Gender and Education in Tanzania Schools includes chapters written individually
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