Education fact sheet

Progress, challenges and what we want to achieve.


Education has played a vital role in Tanzania’s development since independence. In 2007, the country achieved nearly universal access to primary education. However, since then, enrolment of primary school-aged children has been dropping.

Equity and quality pose major challenges. Girls, the poorest children, children with disabilities and children living in underserved communities are most vulnerable to dropping out of school or never going to school. Access to pre-primary education is very low and the poor quality of education dampens children’s prospects of a productive future.

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