The Prospects and Challenges in the Provision of Retirement Education to Workers in Tanzania

Mayemba, Denga Lucas (2015) The Prospects and Challenges in the Provision of Retirement Education to Workers in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University Of Tanzania.

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Abstract

The study assessed the prospects and challenges of providing retirement education to workers in Tanzania, using Tanga city as a case study. Specifically, the study examined the elements of retirement in education policy; the attitudes of community members on the importance of retirement education; and the views of education officials on the possible challenges to provide education to workers in Tanzania. Questionnaire and interviews were used to solicit information from 80 respondents including 20 retired workers, 32 workers on job, 20 community members, 5 education officers, and 3 human resource officers. Findings revealed that: First, there are no elements of retirement in education policy. Secondly, the study found that all respondents considered retirement education as very important since life expectance has increased to retirees and they need to live happy life. Thirdly, education officials pointed to several challenges that can hamper provision of retirement education such as lack of facilitators and lack of instructional materials. The study recommends that: Policy planners should ensure that education policy contains the elements of retirement in order to prepare workers for retirement. Further studies should be carried out to cover more area and variables such as gender and occupation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Educational foundations
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2016 10:39
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2016 10:39
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1248

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