An Assessment of the Implementation of Fee Free Basic Education in Tanzania: A Case of Ruangwa District’s District Council, Lindi Region

Mbawala, Mary Benjamin (2017) An Assessment of the Implementation of Fee Free Basic Education in Tanzania: A Case of Ruangwa District’s District Council, Lindi Region. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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Abstract

This study investigated the effectiveness of fee free basic education provision in Tanzania Ruangwa District, Lindi region in Tanzania. The study was guided by four objectives including: Assess the stakeholders’ conception of fee free basic education, assess stakeholders’ implementation of fee free basic education in schools, investigate the challenges facing stakeholders in the implementation of fee free basic education in schools and find out ways to improve the future of fee free basic education provision in Ruangwa District schools. A sample of 130 participants was involved in the study. Three data collection methods included; questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and documentary reviews. Data analysis employed NVIVO 10 for qualitative data and Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS) version 20 for some quantitative data. Analysed data were presented in different formats such as graphs, quotes and tables. Findings revealed that 80% of teachers were aware of the innovation. Results indicated that stakeholders were involved in the implementation of FFE in many ways including educating parents, pupils, and community concerning the innovation, encouraging parents to send their children to school, and making sure that fee is not paid in schools, improving academic performance of pupils. The study revealed changes due to the implementation of FFE in Ruangwa. For example, it noted an increase in pupils’ enrolment, attendance in schools, demands of capitation grants in schools, supply of teaching materials than before, school services and buildings, opportunities for parents and guardian to engage in social and economic activities. The study recommends that it is rarely impossible for the new project to flourish without challenges, thus the observed challenges should be taken as catalysts for all stakeholders in the implementation of fee free basic education in Ruangwa District and beyond.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu V. Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 07:16
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2018 07:16
URI: http://repository.out.ac.tz/id/eprint/1925

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