MCDGC Publication

Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2008: Tanzania country case study

Post independence gains in access to education could not be sustained during the 1980s due to the economic crisis, leading to low levels of academic achievement, declining enrolment and attendance rates for primary school pupils, declining literacy among adults, and poor skills provision. However, the Education Sector Development Programme (ESDP,1997) and two sub-sector programmes, the Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP) and Secondary Education Development Programme (SEDP) were an expression of commitment to meet Education For All (EFA) targets and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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