Education equity and quality


What UNICEF is doing

Early childhood development

Quality education

Gender equality

Children with disabilities

Life skills

Impact with equity

Results for children


Impact with equity

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1845/Noorani
Nadra, 8, draws with her three-year-old sister, Rahama, in their home in Nyangombe, a poor neighbourhood on Zanzibar Island.

Poverty is an overwhelming phenomenon in rural Tanzania that is also reflected in poorer access to and lower quality of education; educational outcomes in urban areas are consistently higher than rural areas.

Regions with higher per capita income have lower pupil-teacher ratios and students attending these schools perform better in the primary school leavers’ examinations.

Children in the poorest households have very little chance of attending secondary schools, and higher education is primarily an urban service.

UNICEF in action

Within the framework of the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (2011–2015) in Tanzania, and guided by a rights based approach, UNICEF commitment to addressing capacity gaps sustainably is strategic and focused on UNICEF comparative advantage and positioning in the education sector.

UNICEF will support education systems capacity development, by enhancing learning and the school environment and focusing on equity, gender and life skills.



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