The Tanzania 21st Century Basic Education Project (TZ21) is improving the education provided to children in 900 lower primary schools in the Mtwara region and the islands of Pemba and Unguja in Zanzibar. By enabling teachers to teach reading, math and science more effectively, the program is boosting learning outcomes—especially in early grade reading.


The Ministry of Education of Tanzania began to provide free primary education in 2002, which resulted in significant increases in primary school enrollment in both Mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. Net enrollment rates (NER) climbed from...

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