In the Secondary Education Development Programme (SEDP), Tanzania’s Ministry of Education and Vocational Training outlined minimum standards for public secondary schools and all public schools were required to meet these standards by 2009. The same ministry has set criteria that all private secondary schools have to meet before they can be registered and if they fail to meet any criteria at a later stage, they are deregistered. Yet, many public secondary schools continue operating without meeting the SEDP minimum standards. This policy brief proposes that unless substandard public schools are upgraded or closed down, students and parents are being cheated. It also recommends changing the language of instruction to Kiswahili and giving special incentives to teachers who work in difficult environments. Read the full brief.
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