Tuesday, 18 November 2008

10 pupils share one book - Report

From The Citizen, Dar es Salaam
By Tom Mosoba

The number of students sharing text books in Tanzanian primary and secondary schools has deteriorated over the last five years, it has been reported.

The student to book ratio, according to a private study, has widened drastically from a national average of 1:3 in 2004 (Government statistics) to now a high of 1: 14 in Dodoma region as at September this year.

Other badly affected regions including Kigoma, Lindi, Mwanza and Mtwara have a ratio of between 1:10 and 1:13, according to the study carried by the Publishers Association of Tanzania (Pata).

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