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Terms of Reference (ToR) for Study on Access to Decent work for Rural female Teachers in Public Schools and Its Impact on Service Delivery



Education in Tanzania is a right for all citizens. In an effort to achieve this goal, the government of the United Republic of Tanzania has set out its vision, overarching policy, and strategic objectives for the education sector and has captured these in the Education Sector Development Plans (ESDP) since 1997. The government recognizes that education is a key cornerstone for the human capital development of the country.

Despite the country’s effort to ensure provision of ‘fee-free education, the education sector is facing several challenges including poor learning environment, shortage of qualified and motivated teachers[1], overcrowded classrooms, the increase in pupils/ teacher ratio (PTR), inadequate number of female teachers and counsellors for adolescent girls, and inadequate teaching and learning, materials.


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