85 - The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational inequalities in Tanzania
19 September 2023
iv The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on educational Occasional Paper Series 85 inequalities in Tanzania Abstract This study examines the impact of COVID-19 on educational inequalities in primary schools in Tanzania, focusing on student enrolment and learning behaviour, teacher engagement, and the application of information and communications technology (ICT), in 26 primary schools. [...] Regarding the impact of COVID-19 on education in Tanzania, the specific lens of the pandemic’s impact on educational inequality in primary education remains underexplored, resulting in a gap in the literature. [...] Both qualitative and quantitative research methods will be used, and the Gini Index will also be calculated to measure the level of educational inequalities during the pandemic in the Dar es Salaam and Dodoma regions in Tanzania. [...] The study is structured as follows: section 2 reviews the relevant literature on the topic, drawing on previous studies and research; section 3 outlines the methodology employed in this study; section 4 presents data analysis and the findings of the study, providing insights into the state and dimensions of educational inequalities during the pandemic; section 5 discusses the implications of the f. [...] The Gini coefficient is calculated as (1) where μ is the average years of schooling for primary school aged children, pi and pj measure the proportions of the population with certain levels of schooling, yi and yj measure the years of schooling at different educational attainment levels, and n is the number of levels attained.