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The Education We Want: A Critical Analysis of the Education and Training Policy (ETP) 2014, Issues, and Recommendations

The Education We Want is a report of a critical analysis of the Education and Training Policy (ETP) formulated and adopted by the Government of Tanzania in 2014. The ETP 2014 aimed to guide education provision from pre-primary to tertiary levels along with vocational, non-formal, and special education sectors. Since its adoption for implementation, there has been a concern among education stakeholders that it does not meet the current demands of education and training in the country required to strengthen economic, social, scientific, and technological transformation.

Artificial Intelligence for the Realization of Quality Education

Submitted by Web Master on 4 February 2020

Development and the use of technology including mobile phones has been rapidly on the rise across Tanzania. According to the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA), out of 59.7 million people in Tanzania, the number of internet users in 2019 amounted to approximately 23.1 million. This has eased communication and information sharing amongst the public and institutions including the government and among others, has presented the opportunity to utilize Artificial Intelligence in the realization of quality education in Tanzania.

Achieving a Balanced Budget on Health and Education: Expectations, Challenges and Opportunities

Submitted by Web Master on 20 May 2016

A call has been made to the government to meet the demands of free education including capitation grant, financing infrastructures, school feeding porridge program and compensation of school fee secondary education inorder to achieve a balanced budget in the education sector 2016/2017. In addition for this to occur there would also need to be an increase to 30%-40% of development budget for the education sector budget and a perfect match between allocation and actual expenditure in development budget.

The National Budget 2015/16: Is government using the maximum of its available resources towards health and education?

Submitted by Web Master on 15 June 2015

To confidently claim that the government is using the maximum of its available resources, the allocations have to be sufficient to address the available challenges. Looking and the Tanzania education budget for financial year 2015/16, the government still has not met the universal agreed standard of investment to the sector as the 17% allocation still falls short of the 20% of the National budget as stipulated in the Dakar EFA agreement and UNESCO’s  Global Education Forum. 

The Government Finally Launches the National Education and Training Policy (ETP) of 1995

Submitted by Web Master on 2 March 2015

CSOs and other stakeholders including AMREF have lauded the government for launching the long-awaited National Education and Training Policy (ETP) that had been in the back-burner for almost eight years.

Speaking soon after the launch, Dr. Serafina Mkuwa, a representative of AMREF working on sexual reproductive said that the policy can finally be operationalized as among other things, it now allows re-entry of pregnant girls to school after giving birth.

Policy Forum Budget Working Group (BWG) Position Statement on the National Budget 2014/15

Submitted by Web Master on 10 June 2014

As the Minister for Finance tables the National Budget for Financial Year 2014/15 in Parliament tomorrow, we, members of the Policy Forum Budget Working Group, representing over 70 different Civil Society Organisations working together to increase informed civil society participation in policy making, would like to make our contribution to this key process.

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