Tanzania Towards Industrialization
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Tanzania has made major efforts to improve the education system through the Primary Education Development Plan (PEDP) and Secondary Education Development Plan (SEDP). However, even though more classrooms have been built and enrolment numbers have increased significantly, many citizens assert that the quality of education children are receiving is poor and that children are not learning essential skills they will need to find work, thrive in their communities and contribute to national development. While PEDP and SEDP include a commitment to improving educational quality, efforts thus far have largely been directed at increasing quantitative inputs. The question of educational QUALITY now needs to come front and centre. What does ―quality education‖ mean? How do we recognize that a child has received a high-quality education? To what extent are children actually developing essential skills in schools?
President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete (65) is the fourth President of the United Republic of Tanzania who served for ten years between 2005 and 2015. A graduate of economics from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1975, Kikwete has spent his career mostly in politics serving at various capacities both in TANU (Tanganyika African Union) and CCM (Chama cha Mapinduzi-Party for Revolution) parties before working for the central government from 1988 (Nyang’oro, 2011). He became the youngest minister for Finance in 1994 and served as the longest Minister for Foreign Affairs during the entire period of Benjamin Mkapa’s presidency from 1995 to 2005. Kikwete was elected President of the United Republic of Tanzania on 14th December 2005, and he effectively retired on 5th November 2015.
This report was put together by HakiElimu and Research Education for Democrcy(REDET)of the University of Dar es Salaam,following a research exercise aimed at finding out the extent to which the ordinary person can acess infornmation in Tanzania.
Pamoja na kuwa nchi yetu imepita katika awamu 5 za utawala wa kisiasa bado changamoto katika sekta ya elimu ni nyingi. Hali ya watoto kutojua kusoma na kuandika nchini,matokeo yasiyoridhisha katika mitihani ya darasa la saba na kidato cha nne na walimu kukosa hamasa ya ufundishaji, ni baadhiya ishara za kutokuwa na mazingira bora ya utoaji wa elimu nchini na kutotimizwa kwa wakati kwa baadhi ya ahadi za serikali katika elimu. Ripoti ya UWEZO, 2015, inaonesha kuwa baadhi ya watoto wa darasa la saba hawawezi kufanya majaribio ya darasa la Pili na wanafunzi wanne kati ya kumi (44%) hawawezi kusoma hadithi ya Kiingereza ya kiwango cha darasa la pili.