Private companies banned from printing textbooks in Tanzania

By Staff Writer | The Exchange December 5, 2016

Tanzania’s Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has banned private companies from publishing textbooks.

Speaking to Arusha City Council’s teachers, Mr. Kassim mentioned that this was one of the measures to ensure provision of quality education in the country. He said the government has instructed Tanzania Education Authority (TEA) to supervise the publishing of all books that are used in schools in the country.

“Our aim is to ensure there are specific books for specific subjects and each student must use his/her own book during class sessions,” he said.

He added that different people have been publishing textbooks without adhering to given standards and that there have been many complaints due to poor quality and many mistakes.

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