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Twaweza Head on CNN African Voices

Head of Twaweza, Rakesh Rajani, profiled on CNN African Voices. He speaks on the role and vision of Twaweza, education, accountability and how citizens can realize their aspirations.

Kiswahili and English in Tanzanian Schools: Creating Class Divides and Decreasing Educational Standards

Uganda Government Report Matches Uwezo's Findings on Learning

Twaweza findings on Tanzania politics get wide media coverage

UPDATED ON 28 NOV: The launch of Twaweza's Sauti za Wananchi poll findings on Tanzanian politics has featured widely in the media.

'Lost generation in science education'

'Education experts fear an entire generation of students, passing through ward secondary schools, will miss opportunities to enter science-related fields in future. The biggest threats facing these schools- whose learners are mostly from poor families- include a severe shortage of teachers, laboratories and books,' Erick Kabendera's article, 'Ward secondary schools: a lost generation in science education' begins.

Tanzania's Transparency Agenda | Stanford Social Innovation Review

Elsie Eyakuze interviews Twaweza's Head, Rakesh Rajani and Matthias Chikawe, Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, on the significance of the Open Government Partnership in Tanzania. The article is published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The Minister says the OGP requires a cultural shift in how public servants work, and Rajani says it's about government coming to see that it doesn't have all the answers, and needs to be open to and engage with citizens to get things done.

'Let`s Strive for Quality in Primary Education, not Quantity'

The Guardian, a Tanzanian daily, writes that the Government should double its effort to improve the quality of primary education in light of the findings from Twaweza partner Uwezo�¢ï¿½ï¿½s recent report on learning in East Africa. Quoting the report, the article stresses that �¢ï¿½ï¿½the majority of primary school graduates in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania are illiterate and cannot even do basic mathematical problems intended for Standard Two pupils.�¢ï¿½ï¿½ The article argues that the quality of primary education should be given due attention, because for many Tanzanian children, it is the only formal education they will get during their lifetimes. Read more.
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