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Tanzania: 1.5 Million Adolescents Not in School

Government Policies Undermine Move for Free Secondary Education

Tuesday 14 February 2017


(Dar es Salaam, February 14, 2017) – More than 40 percent of Tanzania's adolescents are left out of quality lower-secondary education despite the government's positive decision to make lower-secondary education free, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.

The 98-page report, "'I Had a Dream to Finish School': Barriers to Secondary Education in Tanzania," examines obstacles, including some rooted in outmoded government policies, that prevent more than 1.5 million adolescents from attending secondary school and cause many students to drop out because of poor quality education. The problems include a lack of secondary schools in rural areas, an exam that limits access to secondary school, and a discriminatory government policy to expel pregnant or married girls.

 

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