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Are our children learning? Uwezo Tanzania Report 2012

The third Uwezo Tanzania annual report contains a wealth of information on children's learning levels in Tanzania, alongside a range of details about the learning environment. The report also contains a summary of performance by district.

Read about Uwezo on the Uwezo website.

Five key facts about learning are presented here.

Overall the assessment found that learning levels were low across all ages and grades. However children from wealthier or urban households, and those that attend private schools tend to outperform their peers.

Only one in four children in Standard 3 can read a Standard 2 story in Kiswahili.

Only four out of ten children in Standard 3 can read a Standard 2 story in Kiswahili.

One out of ten children in Standard 3 can read a Standard 2 level English story.

Where a child lives can effect if and when they learn to read and do arithmetic.

Three out of ten children in Tanzania know the meaning of the colours of the national flag.

You can read the full report or the press release. There are also infographics highlighting the key findings about learning as well as about school conditions.

Ben Taylor, Twaweza's open data consultant, also wrote a blog post about the findings, pointing to some of the positive news that could be found in the report. Read 'Someone is shortchanging our children. We must refuse to put up with it.'

Read more: education learning Tanzania Uwezo

Authors: Sam Jones Zaida Mgalla

Editors: Chris Daly Rakesh Rajani Risha Chande Sara Ruto

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Organizations: Uwezo Tanzania

Pages: 68

Type: Key document

Year: 2013

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