Education is a fundamental right for everyone and key to the future of any country, but many have
been denied of this right due to poor investments. Less investments in education narrows government’s
ability to deliver equal and quality education to all. In Tanzania, we must say many of the setbacks in the
education sector are a result of government’s failure to adequately invest.
Education in Tanzania is haunted by the notion of “inheritance of educational status” a global problem
where people’s education achievement largely depends on their socioeconomic background and the
educational status of their parents2. This situation occurs in an environment where the government
relinquishes provision of education to private sector and so does not invest enough in the sector.