Contribution of Primary Education Development Program to Access and Quality of Primary Education”. The Case Study of Arusha City

Mayala,, Charles Joseph (2017) Contribution of Primary Education Development Program to Access and Quality of Primary Education”. The Case Study of Arusha City. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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This study analyzed the contribution of PEDP to access and quality of primary education in Arusha, with the following specific objectives, evaluate the effect of PEDP on teaching and learning environments, the effect of PEDP on performance of Pupils and also determine the impacts of PEDP on enrollment of class one pupils.The study was conducted in Arusha District and included eight primary schools. The study employed qualitative approach to answer research questions; interview,questionnaires observation and documentary review were used to collect data.Qualitative data were processed through thematic analysis and presented in tables,pie charts and graphs indicating frequencies and percentages. The study involved two hundred and thirty six (236) respondents from eight primary schools in Arusha city.It included thirty two (32) males and two hundred and four (204) females. Among the respondents are eight (8) head teachers and two hundred and nineteen (219) classroom teachers and nine (9) members of school committee. Findings revealed that PEDP has both negative and positive impacts Positive impacts includes improvements of school infrastructures which influences conducive environment,improvement of academic performance, the sufficient numbers of qualified teachers. Negative impacts involves an increase of the number of enrolment especially in standard one, an increase of the enrolment is an obstacles in learning which goes together with overcrowded classrooms. The study came out with the following recommendations; The Government should establish a long continuous Education development program to address the problems facing the sector, also involve all stakeholders and lastly the school management committees should find other sources of fund to supplement that provided from the central Government.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 370 Education
Divisions: Faculty of Education > Department of Policy Planning and Administration
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2020 08:46
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2020 08:46

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