President Magufuli has banned all form of financial contributions in public schools

Tanzania has a total of 10,365,000 pupils enrolled in primary and secondary education.

President Magufuli has banned any form of contributions charged to parents, guardians and relatives of pupils in public schools, according to the citizen.

Mr. Magufuli made the announcement on Wednesday at State house during a meeting with the minister of state in the Presidents’ Office Regional Administration and local government, Mr. Sulemani  Jafo and  the minister of education, science,  technology and vocational training Prof Joyce Ndalichako.

In December 2015, Tanzania’s government abolished all school fees and contributions that were previously required to enter lower-secondary schools.

In 2017, Magufuli raised a storm after he banned female students who fell pregnant from going back to school.

The abolition of school fees is one of the most important actions by the government to implement its education goals.

According to the government, secondary school enrolment has significantly increased as a result.

The country’s 2014 education policy hopes to increase access to primary and secondary education, improving quality which is in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), which targets all countries to offer all children free, equitable and quality education by 2030.

Tanzania has a total of 10,365,000 pupils enrolled in primary and secondary education. Of these pupils, about 8,247,000 (80%) are enrolled in primary education.

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