Tanzania - Zanzibar Secondary Education Program
Coherent Identifier 20.500.12592/j75stv

Tanzania - Zanzibar Secondary Education Program

13 October 2006


The new system will have two years of preschool education for all and retain the ten years of primary and lower secondary education for all but the system will be organized into six years of primary and four years of lower secondary education. [...] The structure of the system is today similar to the mainland with the exception of the “Orientation Secondary Class” which adds a year to the Zanzibar cycle. [...] In addition to the functional requirements, it is necessary to define the space standards applicable to the various sub-components (classrooms, laboratories, computer rooms, library etc), the level of equipment provision, the quality and type of finishes required and the capital cost constraints before appraisal. [...] In addition to enhancing the physical learning environment at the secondary and teacher education levels, the project will support the provision of inputs aimed at improving the quality of education through provision of textbooks, reference books, equipment, and training of teachers through both pre- service and in-service training and improving the capacity of the teacher training institutions. [...] Based on the demand for teachers, the project will finance the training of teachers mainly in the areas of science, mathematics, ICT and English language.

Disclosure Date
Disclosure Status
Doc Name
Tanzania - Zanzibar Secondary Education Program
Lending Instrument
Specific Investment Loan
Product Line
Rel Proj ID
TZ-Zanzibar Basic Education Improvement Project -- P102262
TF No/Name
Total Volume(s)
Unit Owning
AFT: Human Development 1 (AFTH1)
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Volume No
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United States of America



basic education quality of education teachers environmental and social impact laboratory equipment living in poverty short-term training secondary level junior secondary school secondary school enrolment teaching and learning materials school management committee financial management capacity quality of teaching primary school teacher construction and rehabilitation of schools secondary education level unqualified teacher reference book gross enrolment rate language of instruction teacher training institution secondary school teacher reduction of income school-age population provision of textbook quality secondary education upper primary school head primary teacher supply of teacher demand for school secondary teacher curriculum and materials secondary education benefit average class size teacher deployment policy teacher training college school gross enrollment teacher education curriculum clusters of activity adequate toilet facility expansion of enrolment laboratories for chemistry