Investigation the Effect of Fee Free Education on Education Quality in Tanzania.

Bankimeza, Nuru Sadock (2021) Investigation the Effect of Fee Free Education on Education Quality in Tanzania. Masters thesis, The Open University of Tanzania.

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The study concerning with the effect of fee free education on education quality in Tanzania. Specifically, the study looked on the students to book ratio, student to teacher’s ratio and student to class ratio. 45 secondary schools were used as sample size these were selected in five districts of Dar es Salaam.Quantitative research approach was employed as the method of data collection, Descriptive analysis and independent samples t-test were employed. The study found that before free fee education program was introduced, one student was able to access two books at any time in the visited schools. But after introduction of this program, one student was able to access three books at school at any time. This indicated that there was slightly improvement of students to book ratio following introduction of free fee education program. Moreover, ratio of students to teacher was observed to be within the recommended ratio of 20 to 30 students per one teacher at any time. In which it was noted that student to teachers ratio was 22:1 before this program was introduced and 24:1 after it was introduced. The slightly increase of this ratio was attributed by limited employment of new teachers in the public schools. Further, the ratio of students to class was noted to be 47:1 before the program was introduced and 52:1 after it was introduced. Since the recommended number of students per class was 40-50; the program came with increase demand of more classrooms in the visited schools. The study concluded that there was no significant changes have been brought by free fee education policy in Dar es Salaam. Therefore, the study recommended for further similar studies to be conducted in other regions. However, more classrooms should be constructed in the lower secondary schools in Dar es Salaam and other parts of the country.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: 300 Social Sciences > 330 Economics
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Mr Habibu Kazimzuri
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2023 15:47
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 15:47

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