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Type Journal Article - African Research Review
Title Practices and Challenges in the Provision of Pre-Primary Education in Tanzania
Author(s)
Volume 10
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2016
Page numbers 1-16
URL https://www.ajol.info/index.php/afrrev/article/viewFile/129802/119365
Abstract
This study focused on exploring issues in the provision of pre-primary education in
Monduli district in Arusha region-Tanzania. The specific objectives were to assess the
current practices in the provision of pre-primary education in Tanzania, to investigate
the challenges that encountered the provision of pre-primary education and then
suggest appropriate strategies for the provision of pre-primary education in Tanzania.
The study used both qualitative and quantitative approaches in data collection and
analysis. Data were collected from the participants through interviews, questionnaire
and documentary review. The findings from the study showed that Head Teachers
faced multiple challenges in managing pre-primary education, including shortage of classrooms, shortage of qualified teachers and lack of teaching and learning materials.
This study concludes that only few schools in Monduli district provided pre-primary
education due to some challenges including inadequate classrooms, inadequate
teaching and learning materials, absence of qualified teachers, long distance from
schools to home and readiness of parents to enrol students. Based on the findings, it is
recommended that policy planners should clarify the importance of preparations for
pre-primary schooling. The government should furnish pre-primary classes with
relevant facilities including books, tables, chairs teaching and learning materials, and
qualified teachers.

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