Tanzania education sector gets boost from World Bank

A grant of $50 million was awarded by the World Bank to Tanzania to help the country improve its educational standards and school enrolment levels. The grant is the third and last installment of a $150 million package, which was designed to finance a five-year program for the development of secondary education in the East African state. World Bank Tanzania and Uganda chief John Murray McIntire said the program is expected to “increase access, improve student learning outcomes and capacities for better management of secondary education.” Tanzania presently has an adult literacy rate of around 80 percent, with the government apportioning 18 percent of its $4.7 billion budget for 2007-2008 to education.

Source: World Bank grants 50 million dollars to Tanzania for education (AFP)

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